Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett reported to Chicago Bears headquarters for the start of the club’s mandatory minicamp after skipping the previous eight weeks of the offseason program.
Although the sessions he missed were voluntary, his absence disappointed the Bears’ new regime, particularly because of the learning and team-building elements to coach John Fox’s first offseason in charge. Bennett is the only Bears player to miss the entire offseason program to this point.
After making his first Pro Bowl last season, Bennett made clear his desire for a new contract.
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. He’s not happy with his contract, which is a concern.