Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bennett an early standout at Patriots OTAs

Seventeen New England Patriots players were absent from OTAs Thursday, according to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.

Missing starters included Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, Alan Branch, Danny Amendola, Sebastian Vollmer and Nate Solder.

While Gronk was away, his new sidekick Matellus Bennet apparently made the most of his time on the field. Per Daniels:
Bennett was an early standout and favorite target among quarterbacks. With Gronkowski and Edelman out, Bennett caught a team-leading four passes during full-team drills. The big tight end had a highlight reel-type catch over Patrick Chung in the end zone.