Mike Gillislee (healthy scratch) inactive for Patriots on Sunday night


Bennett knows he's been criticized for how things played out in Green Bay.

This continues a weird rift between the now New England Patriots talent and Packers.

Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal noted Bennett previously instructed his agent not to let teams claim him when he parted ways with the Green Bay Packers because he was going to undergo surgery.

He could play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, adding another twist to the story after Bennett said he decided on surgery while with the Packers. And where do we start?

According to Robert Klemko of The MMQB, Bennett said, "It's not about could you play, it's should you play". "It's one of those things". "I mean, [expletive]. At this point, it's like I'm rubber and you're glue". The Patriots claimed him off waivers. Bennett's claims towards McKenzie definitely go against the norm.

"Even then, it wasn't like, 'Hey, you want to come?' It was like, 'Let me just call you back in a few minutes". "Last week, I thought I was going to be on IR, so it's just been a surreal week for me". "So I'm like, 'Alright, I'll go out there.' Next think I know, I'm on a plane five hours to Denver".

So, why did he feel like he shouldn't play with the Packers?

"I don't know", he said Sunday night, when asked about his future. "It was like one of those things, I talked to six or seven doctors about it and it could go either way. I am enjoying playing here and things like that, so life's good". It's just like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it?

Wednesday, Bennett was waived by the Packers, who claimed he failed to disclose a torn rotator cuff. Here are some of his answers - detailed in a way only Bennett could describe things. He was talking to companies like Netflix about taking a desk job for the remainder of the season while he recovered from surgery and had already accepted his fate. Even his journey to the practice field Friday was an epic. "Had to be back at the facility at 5:45 (a.m.) and then Bill's like, 'Can you practice?'" Right now, I'm just like, (expletive).

"'Oh, it's a Friday, you know?"

Rob Gronkowski's backups at tight end had their most productive night of the season. Bennett says he got three other opinions who said that he needed to have the shoulder fixed. And they made a decision to waive me the some bulls- excuse.