Packers sign tight end Martellus Bennett

The Packers are adding a new tight end to the mix with experience and downfield capability, plus a Super Bowl ring.

The Packers are adding tight end Martellus Bennett, a nine-year veteran, to their roster.

Bennett played the 2016 season with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

He caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdown receptions last year.

The previous three seasons, Bennett was a Chicago Bear - with 208 receptions and 14 scores to his credit.

Bennett could potentially replace tight end Jared Cook, a free agent whom the Packers were reportedly attempting to keep, but talks apparently broke down.

Bennett has 94 more receptions and 12 more scores to his credit over the past four years than Cook.

The signing comes on the heels of retaining Nick Perry, but with departures like JC TretterMicah Hyde and Julius Peppers.

Greg Matzek discussed the move Friday night on Sports Central.

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