The Chicago Bears were happy to see Martellus Bennet healthy and able to join them at practice this week. Bennett has been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury, but was still able to participate in a limited practice and should be able to start against the Giants on Thursday night.
This is the same shoulder issue that left the 26 year old tight end in question for last week’s game against the Saints, but he was able to play. Bennett caught all 5 of his targets for a total of 56 yards.
This is Bennett’s first year with the Bears, but he has already become one of Jay Cutler’s favorite targets. While Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery make their living up the sidelines, Bennett has added a threat for Chicago to throw up the middle.
The struggling Giants have not been much of a defensive presence this season, so there will be plenty of opportunities for Bennett to make plays during Week 6.