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|TE Bennett Says He's A Bear
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.
He wrote Tuesday on Twitter that he's ``proud to say I'll be joining'' Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall in Chicago next season and added a ``#BEARDOWN'' at the end of the post. He wrote moments later wrote that the deal is not complete but Chicago is where he wants to be.
The Bears were looking for a tight end who can catch and block, and they addressed one of their biggest needs by bringing in Bennett.
Bennett spent his first four seasons in Dallas before signing a one-year $2.5 million contract with the Giants last March. He had career highs with 55 receptions, 626 yards and five touchdowns.