Michael Bennett isn’t banking on playing with his brother next season.
Bennett called the reports of Martellus Bennett coming out of retirement “fake news” while speaking at an event at Princeton University.
It’d be great, but, it’s probably “fake news,” says Bennett. pic.twitter.com/jY5OM1FBo5
— Princeton University (@Princeton) March 11, 2019
Michael Bennett is reportedly headed to the Patriots, where his brother spent 2016 and part of 2017 before he retired.
“There’s a lot of moving pieces to it … I get to be with one of the brightest minds in football, ever, with Bill Belichick,” Michael Bennett said.
Once reports of Michael Bennett’s move from Philadelphia to New England surfaced, media outlets noted the possibility of Martellus joining the elder Bennett.
Michael and Martellus Bennett always have wanted to play together. Now that the Patriots are trading for Michael, Martellus is interested in coming out of retirement to join his brother in New England, per a source. Then would be the McCourty and Bennett Bros. in New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
Michael Bennett, who is best known for his five seasons with the Seahawks’ dominating “Legion of Boom” defense, joined the Eagles last year and recorded nine sacks, 15 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
The 10-year-veteran has 63 career sacks and 327 tackles.
Martellus, who retired in March 2018, totaled six receptions for 53 yards in his final season with the Patriots.