TE Bennett signs with Bears

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Tight end Martellus Bennett is on the move, signing a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears after one season with the New York Giants, the team announced.

Bennett was one of the top tight ends available in free agency. He set career highs with 55 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns with the Giants in 2012 after spending his first four NFL seasons in Dallas. For his career, he has 140 catches for 1,472 yards and nine scores.

"He's explosive and he's an incredible athlete," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said. "He's explosive in the passing game and he's also a really good blocker, and I think that's what sets him apart.

"You can leave him on the field and get preferable matchups with linebackers and be able to run the ball as well if they put in (an extra defensive back). He's a matchup problem for defenses, which with a guy like (new head coach) Marc Trestman, we'll be able to take advantage of."

On his Twitter account, Bennett wrote, "I'm proud to say I'll be joining my other brother (Brandon Marshall) next season. Bear down."

According to Pro Football Talk, the Bears then released tight end Kellen Davis on Wednesday.
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