With Bennett, Bears solid at tight end
Martellus Bennett has clearly established himself as an every-down, multiple-threat tight end and one of the NFL's most productive pass-catching players at the position.
No tight end caught more passes than Bennett's 90 last season. Not "Gronk," not Jimmy Graham, not Greg Olsen. No one.
Bennett's production has spiked for three straight seasons. His 916 receiving yards and 6 TD catches last season were career bests, as were his receptions.
Because the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Bennett has the size and strength to also function as an effective run blocker, there's no reason for him to ever come off the field.
There is also depth on the roster behind Bennett. Unrestricted free agent Dante Rosario was re-signed last month after catching 16 passes for 116 yards and contributing on special teams in his eighth season. Oft-injured Zach Miller impressed in training camp and the preseason opener before suffering a season-ending foot injury. If he is healthy, the five-year veteran is a solid pass-catching option.
The Bears could be in the market for big, run-blocking tight end who could serve as a sixth-lineman type in short-yardage situations.