Chicago Bears: 5 former players who could come back like Tim Tebow

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Chicago Bears, Martellus Bennett
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Former Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett could attempt an NFL comeback

Martellus Bennett was a unique players that meant a lot to Bears fans as well. Chicago hadn’t had a decent tight end since they saw Greg Olsen get traded to the Carolina Panthers, but the team signed Bennett back in 2013 after he played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and one season with the New York Giants.

From the get-go, Bennett made a big impact. In his first year with the Bears, he put up career numbers: 65 catches for 759 yards and five touchdowns. But, he was just getting started. The following season, Bennett surpassed those marks and earned a Pro Bowl nod as he caught 90 passes for 916 yards and six touchdowns.

The following season would be Bennett’s last in Chicago. After three short years, he would sign with the New England Patriots. Then, in 2017 he played for both New England and Green Bay before retiring.

Even though he hasn’t played in four years, Bennett was a good enough athlete that he would be able to give it another shot if he wanted. He’s only 34 years old as we speak, so he’d have no problem getting back into football shape and putting together one more run at a training camp.