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Martellus Bennett could be traded by the Chicago Bears

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The 2015 NFL Draft is just a day away and the rumour mill is going into overdrive about what will happen in Chicago.

Already today we have reported the news that the New York Jets could be set to trade Muhammad Wilkerson, while both the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles are both interested in moving up to the number two spot in order to land Marcus Mariota.

And now we have a late entrant in the draft day trade sweepstakes, with the Chicago Bears potentially flipping one of their top players for a draft pick.

According to ESPN's NFL insider, Adam Schefter, the Bears are entertaining trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett, with the Pro Bowler reportedly seeking a new contract either in Chicago or somewhere else in the NFL.

Missing in Action

Bennett hasn’t been taking part in the Bears’ voluntary workouts so far this offseason and the team is reportedly open to moving him before they get into the mandatory portion of their training schedule.

Bennett is set to make $4.9 million in base salary in 2015 and just over $5 million in 2016 in the final two years of the four-year contract he signed with Chicago back in 2013 after coming in from the Dallas Cowboys where he served as a backup to Jason Witten.

Bennett has turned in three solid years in a row since leaving the Cowboys as a free agent after the 2011 season and is coming off his most productive professional season with 90 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns, with a trip to the Pro Bowl coming at the end of it.

Bennett put up those numbers for former head coach Marc Trestman, who is now offensive co-ordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens lost Owen Daniels to the Denver Broncos in free agency, so maybe there is a space in the AFC North for the 28-year old Bennett.


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