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On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers announced their decision to part ways with Martellus Bennett.

The NFC North team has decided to waive the tight end which they signed to a three-year, $21 million contract back in March because he failed to disclose a medical condition.

The Packers signed Bennett after he helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl last season, but now it appears the team could be in a sticky situation with the Super Bowl winner. The team could now void his current and ask for a return of the money which they have paid him in 2017.

One of the favourite teams to pick him up from the waivers is the Patriots, but now every team has the possibility of picking up one of the more talented tight ends in the NFL today, despite the fact his production has been that great this season due to injuries.

However, more NFL teams than just New England are going to be interested in acquiring the tight end's services, especially when you consider how much those teams would have to pay in order to get him on their team.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams would only have to pay around $700k in order to claim Bennett off the waivers, as this would take into account the team that does pick him up goes on to cut him before his 2018 contract comes into play as well.

Earlier this season, Bennett stated as well on social media that he was strongly considering this season to be his last season in the NFL as well, which might encourage some more teams to pick him up knowing he's not committed to playing for them next season.

He said in the post a few weeks ago: "After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my NFL career. To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you."

Bennett finished his time at the Packers with just 233 yards and no touchdowns off 24 catches. As for Green Bay, the team will move on with Richard Rodgers and Lance Kendricks at the position.

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