Martellus Bennett has a torn rotator cuff. What does it mean?
Oct 30, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

If all you mobsters are like Sean and me… You were AMPED about the Patriots claiming Martellus Bennett off of waivers after he had been cut by the Green Bay Packers. I was sitting in my office and gave one of those high fist pumps seen by most of the people I work with.

“MARTY IS HOME! HERE WE GO!” – Me screaming internally

I really didn’t give a shit or pay attention to any of the reasons why Marty was cut. This failure to disclose an injury thing was already way above what I know about the back alley NFL handlings.

We all found out a little more today.

Torn rotator cuff is no joke, folks. The kicker is obviously what Rapoport said and what is being reported throughout the sports world today, which is that this is a pain tolerance injury.

Marty can play through it if he feels like he can handle the pain. I’m not going to begin to guess whether he will or won’t do that. Part of me says that he will because he wants another shot at another ring, and he just flat out liked playing in New England.

Then again, that injury already sucks just being a normal person walking around living a normal life. Now imagine being an NFL athlete that’s going to get that shoulder bashed in every single play for 60 minutes of football… PAIN CITY.

So, while we’re all excited that Marty has been claimed by the Patriots I think this is going to be a wait and see kind of deal. He’s definitely not playing against Denver from what I’ve seen (If you’ve seen something different I will gladly stand corrected). So it’ll be interesting to monitor this over the coming week.



Just doing the damn thing, one Boston sporting event at a time. Founder of Boston Bench Mob. Mid-range jump shot enthusiast. Believer of the TB12 Method. Mozzarella sticks for life.

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