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The New England Patriots were not the only team interested in tight end Martellus Bennett after the Packers waived the player last week.
Andy Reid told reporters on Monday, that the Kansas City Chiefs were interested in the idea of adding Bennett to their roster.
The Packer placed Bennett on waivers on Nov. 8 because of “failure to disclose an injury designation.” Reportedly, Bennett is suffering through a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum. Confusion and poor communication on both sides surrounding the injury led to a dramatic conflict where Bennett threatened to retire after the season and accuse Packers medical staff of forcing him to play through injury.
Eventually, the Patriots came calling despite Bennett’s instructions to his agent to not let any team sign him. It seems that the Patriots may have just barely beat out the Chiefs.
Reid didn’t give too much detail on Kansas City’s level of interest in the player but did say that the team had considered Bennett to some degree.
“No, we looked at that as a potential,” Reid said. “He’s in a good place. It worked out well for him.”
Bennett had three catches in the Patriots’ win over the Broncos on Sunday for a total of 38 yards.