Annnd we’re off.
Free agency has officially been open for three entire minutes, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, we already have our first signing. Rotoworld’s Mike Clay was the first to report that Martellus Bennett will be joining the Bears.
Then shortly after, Martellus Bennett was nice enough to report that Martellus Bennett will be joining the Bears.
— Martellus Bennett (@JoeGryffindor) March 12, 2013
Bennett signed a four-year, $20 million contract. After finishing with 626 receiving yards during his one-year stint with the Giants, Bennett fills a major hole on a Bears offense that’s been devoid of a tight end presence of any significance since Greg Olsen left. Last year, Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth combined for just 257 yards.