Martellus Bennett Free Agency Rumors: Bennett wants to play in New York and with his brother

Streeter Lecka

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a tight end, and Martellus Bennett appears to be the fan favorite in this free agency class. Bennett's a big, physical tight end and an outstanding blocker who has been inconsistent as a receiver. He seemed to take strides in that department last season, though, and he'd certainly be a massive improvement over the team's current crop of tight ends.

The question is: how likely is it that he will come to Tampa? And the answer to that question seems to be that it depends on Michael Bennett, Martellus's brother. Martellus appears ready to stay in New York, but they may not be able to afford him -- they don't have a lot of cap room. And if Martellus can't stay in New York, he wants to go where Michael goes.

This is simply another reason for the Bucs to re-sign Michael Bennett, as if they didn't have enough reasons already. Getting both Bennett brothers in Tampa would be a major coup, and it's certainly possible. With free agency not opening until the end of next month, the Bucs can use the coming weeks to re-sign Michael before focusing their efforts on Martellus.

Of course, that assumes they want to sign Martellus Bennett in the first place -- or even Michael Bennett. We'll have to wait and see on that.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker