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Martellus Bennett present at Patriots practice after Mike McCarthy says last conversation was about scheduling surgery

Ryan Hannable
November 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm

After being claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Thursday, tight end Martellus Bennett was present at practice on Friday before the team departs for Denver, according to those on site.

This comes after it was reported Bennett has a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum. Speaking to reporters in Green Bay on Friday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the last conversation he had with Bennett was about scheduling surgery.

"I'm not going to get into the Patriots claiming Marty, I'll just reiterate what I said yesterday: I just know what the facts are and how the timeline came about," McCarthy said. "I talked to him Tuesday [following the bye week] after practice and he a shoulder concern injury. I advised him to get the second opinions. He did that and he went to a number of them. The last medical conversation I was involved with in regards to Marty, they were talking about scheduling surgery. After that, then you have the termination and then the claim. I really don't have any comments on that. I've answered the question for the last time, respectfully."

The tight end being present at practice indicates he passed his physical.

Bennett missed the Packers' last game and was already ruled out for this week before being released Wednesday. 

For the rest of the Patriots, Chris Hogan, Malcom Brown and Marcus Cannon all missed practice again, which means they will almost certainly not play Sunday against the Broncos.

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