Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Sunday after Bennett spent the past week suspended after an altercation with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller.
Bennett body-slammed Fuller to the ground during Monday’s practice and proceeded to have an heated exchange with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Bears responded by suspending Bennett. Throughout the week, Bears head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery indicated that Bennett would need to go through a process before returning to the team. Bennett completed that process and found the error in his judgement.
On Sunday, Bennett expressed regret over his actions against Fuller.
“I understand what they want from me. I feel like I could’ve handled the situation differently.”-Martellus Bennett, ESPN Chicago
With his return on Sunday, Bennett likely will be active for the Bears’ second Pre-Season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Bennett was inactive for the Bears’ first Pre-Season game this past Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Bennett is entering his second season with the Bears and looking to build off his successful first year with the team. Bennett totaled 759 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns last season with the Bears on 65 receptions.