Bennett had the loudest performance, but Dwayne Allen had his first catch of the season - on his eighth target - for an 11-yard touchdown. So, on that basis it's not weird at all that he might slide right into the lineup and produce.
Nelson's post comes after Bennett-whom the Packers waived for failing to disclose a medical condition, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN-said Green Bay chose to part ways with him only after he made a decision to undergo surgery on his shoulder (which he hasn't yet). The Packers opted to cut him, and he went on a long social media rant saying they knew about the injury and wanted him to play through it, but he valued his health and picked surgery.
Bennett's relationship with the Packers has obviously soured, and there's likely to be even more animosity in the future. He finished with three receptions for 38 yards. "I am enjoying playing here and things like that, so life's good".
Bennett said he still doesn't know what he's going to do, but he thinks he should still get the surgery. "So when Bill called and said they claimed me, I was like, 'No [expletive] way'". Bennett claims he played throughout the season with an injured shoulder apparently so painful that after he was released, he considered getting surgery and calling it quits on a 10-year career. But the group of guys here on this team, there couldn't be a better place for me with what I'm going through right now and that situation.
Meanwhile, as Brady welcomed back Bennett, he connected with tight end Dwayne Allen for a touchdown for the first time as he inches closer to the National Football League record for scoring pass targets. "That's what it's all about". He returned to the game to nab one more grab.
"It's flattering, but honestly, I don't think that's the story (last night)", Belichick said. "He adds a lot. They're the ones that go out and make the plays, and they did it (last night)".