Bears TE Martellus Bennett remains absent from OTAs

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The question remains the same about Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, and the answer from coach John Fox is unchanged.

The team hit the halfway point in organized team activities with the veteran still not present.

“As I said before, this is voluntary,” Fox said after Wednesday’s session at Halas Hall. “That is not going to change for the rest of this offseason. You’ll have to ask him that. I just know we have a lot of guys working really hard to get better.”

What isn’t voluntary is the minicamp June 16-18. Does Fox expect Bennett to participate at the minicamp?

“Again, I can’t predict those intentions,” he said. “I would prefer him to be here. Right now, we’re putting all of our energy and focus on the guys who are.”

Bennett did not respond to a request for comment earlier this week.

Fantasy Impact: 

Bennett finished #5 in both PPR and standard formats last season, and although he’s playing for a new OC, Adam Gase, he should remain heavily involved in the offense. His absence from OTAs is an indicator of his overall attitude towards his current contract. It's a minor concern, but from a fantasy standpoint we'd prefer it if Bennett were happy with his situation.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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