Packers File Paperwork To Recoup Portion Of Martellus Bennett’s Signing Bonus
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers have formally filed paperwork in an try to gather a portion of Martellus Bennett‘s signing bonus after they minimize him unfastened with a failure to reveal medical situation designation.
The NFLPA tells Demovsky that they’re “conscious of the state of affairs and at present monitoring.”
Green Bay paid Bennett a $6.three million signing bonus as a part of his three-year, $21 million contract. However, he managed to play seven video games this season, which suggests it’s extra seemingly that the Packers will goal the remaining $four.2 million that’s prorated over the ultimate two years of the deal.
Demovsky provides that the case between the Packers and Bennett can be heard by an arbitrator and should be settled earlier than subsequent season due to the salary-cap ramifications.
Bennett has been coping with a shoulder harm, however was positioned on injured reserve with a hamstring harm.
Bennett, 30, is a former second-round decide of the Cowboys again in 2008. He’s at present within the first yr of his three-year, $21 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $three.6 million and $5.65 million over the subsequent two years of the settlement.
The Packers elected to waive Bennett with a failure to reveal medical situation designation a number of weeks in the past and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Patriots.
In 2017, Bennett appeared in 9 video games and caught 30 passes for 286 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Packers and Patriots.