The Patriots were quick to pick Bennett up off of waivers shortly after his release, and he reportedly passed his physical and practiced with the team on Friday, despite claiming on Instagram that he wanted to undergo surgery while on the Packers.
"In 10 years of being with the Packers organization and having multiple injuries and surgeries, I have never once felt pressured to play in a game", Nelson wrote on Twitter.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Bennett is dealing with a torn rotator cuff and may try to play through the injury following the change of teams, though the Patriots could still opt to place him on injured reserve if he's unable to remain active. They tried to f- over me. Pat McKenzie, didn't make him "feel safe" about his shoulder and lost trust in the doctor after McKenzie's assessment of the shoulder made him skeptical.
Bennett gave his side of the story on an Instagram story, with some serious allegations about Dr. Patrick McKenzie, the Packers' team doctor. "I talked to him Tuesday after practice and he [had] a shoulder concern injury".
Bennett's return to New England is the exclamation point on a unusual two weeks in which the tight end said during the team's Week 8 bye that he would probably retire at the end of the season.
"I got 3 other opinions from doctors who all I said I need to get it fixed", Bennett wrote.
"I'm not going to get into the Patriots claiming Marty, I'll just reiterate what I said yesterday: I just know what the facts are and how the timeline came about", McCarthy said. "I chose my health over the 'team.' They chose money over me".
Bennett revealed that players have to fill out a body evaluation sheet in the weight room each day. I just kept playing but it got worse. He said the pain got really bad during the Packers' bye week when he stopped using anti-inflammatories, and he asked to get it checked out. And that's when we found out it was really fucked up.
Bennett, who was waived by the Green Bay Packers earlier this week and claimed by the Patriots on Thursday, rejoined his old teammates on the practice field one day later, sporting the same No. 88 he wore for New England last season. All about money. I get it. I think this all started obviously coming out of the bye week. But don't lie homie. When I mentioned that I would possibly retire. "You knew wtf was up", Bennett wrote.