Despite reports over the weekend that tight end Martellus Bennett had suffered a setback in his recovery from a nagging ankle sprain, Bennett returned to practice on Sunday, with a sizable chip on his shoulder. After a productive practice, Bennett went on a bit of a tangent to the reporters in Oxnard, decrying what he sees as unfairly negative press.
“All I want to just say, man, y’all just keep saying what you want to say about me,” said Bennett, per ESPNDallas.com. “Keep hating, whatever y’all want to do. Despite all things, that’s all I do is play football. I don’t really give hell what anybody’s got to say. All I want to do is play right now.”
Bennett said he is getting close to 100 precent. However, due in part to the aforementioned setback, head coach Wade Phillips said it’s unlikely that Bennett will play next Saturday against San Diego. This won’t likely be welcome news for the third-year tight end, who has made a habit of late of lashing out at his critics.
“It’s always the same [bleep], but I don’t really give a [bleep] right now,” Bennett said. “I just want to play ball. I ain’t really tripping. I am mad. I’m very [bleeping] pissed off right now, but y’all will see what happens.”
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