New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett made the trip with the team to Buffalo and plans to play on Sunday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Bennett is dealing with an ankle injury and was listed as questionable for Sunday’s showdown with the Buffalo Bills. That in itself wasn’t concerning, as he was listed as questionable with the same injury in previous weeks, but there was a definite red flag when Bennett missed team practice on Friday.
Fortunately, it seems like that was just a rest day and the tight end will be good to go as the Patriots try and best the Bills, something they failed to do when Jacoby Brissett was throwing the football while Tom Brady was suspended.
Having Bennett will be nice, as the 29-year-old tight end is on track for his best season yet, with 27 receptions for 367 yards and 4 touchdowns in seven games this year. His season high saw him catch 90 passes for 916 yards and 6 touchdowns with the Chicago Bears in 2014.
Bennett, a second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, is second on the Patriots in receiving yardage, behind only fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski.