There were rumors earlier today that Giants free agent TE Martellus Bennett was close to signing with the Chicago Bears. He confirmed the rumors a short time age via Twitter:
The deal was not a done one at the time, however….
No deal done. Just know that's where I wanna be.—
Martellus Bennett (@JoeGryffindor) March 12, 2013
Michael C Wright of ESPN Chicago then reported the deal is done in principal…
BEars have agreed in princpal w/Martellus Bennett .—
Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) March 12, 2013
Bennett said recently he wasn’t feeling the “love” from the Giants. It looks like it will stay that way. The Giants will now seek to pick up a TE cheap in free agency or possibly grab one in the draft.
They currently have four under contract: Bear Pascoe, Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell and Jamie Childers. Robinson is the player the Giants hope will fulfill Jerry Reese’s prediction that he will become the “JPP of TEs”.