According to Rapoport, the Patriots face a decision with Bennett, given that he’s owed a $2 million roster bonus on March 14. However, Rapoport says that Bennett’s $6.2 million cap hit for the 2018 season really isn’t that bad.
Bennett, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2008. He’s currently in the first year of his three-year, $21 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $5.65 million for the 2018 season.
The Packers elected to waive Bennett with a failure to disclose medical condition designation last year and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Patriots. His season ended a few weeks later when he was placed on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff and other labrum damage in his shoulder along with a hamstring injury.
In 2017, Bennett appeared in nine games and caught 30 passes for 286 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Packers and Patriots.