Bennett on Twitter: 'They still sleeping on me'

Bennett on Twitter: 'They still sleeping on me'

Martellus Bennett can be particularly blunt when it comes to certain topics -- think NASA, or bacon -- but on Friday he got cryptic with one of his tweets. 

When Pro Football Focus' fantasy-specific account tweeted a stat recognizing Bennett as the top tight end in the league when it came to catch-percentage in 2016 (he secured 83 percent of the targets thrown his way), he responded by tweeting, "They still sleeping on me tho."

Who's the "they" in question? Hard to say. It could be Pro Football Focus, which has garnered its share of criticism and coaches alike over the years for the way it grades. It could be the fantasy community at large. Maybe it's the league at large that is currently gauging his value as he prepares to hit free-agency.

Bennett just played a crucial role in the Patriots completing the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. He played 86 of 99 snaps against the Falcons and was the target of the pass that placed the Patriots on the two-yard line in overtime, setting them up for James White's game-winning score. 

Bennett played in 78.4 percent of the snaps this season for the Patriots and was leaned upon late with Rob Gronkowski out for the year. Despite dealing with ankle, shoulder and knee injuries during the season, Bennett finished fourth in the league among tight ends who played at least 75 percent of their team's snaps when it came to yards per catch, and he was second in that group in yards after the catch per reception. He was tied with Minnesota's Kyle Rudoph for touchdowns with seven, and he had more missed tackles than anyone else from that group aside from Kansas City's Travis Kelce.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder will turn 30 years old in March and will be an unrestricted free agent.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signed a three-year, $22.5 million extension with $12 million guaranteed and an average annual value of $7.5 million during the 2015 offseason, just before his 30th birthday. Given his similarities to Bennett in age and durability -- Olsen has missed just two games in his career, while Bennett has missed only nine -- that could be the kind of deal Bennett is considering this offseason.

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

Revis faces aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh. He answered no questions from the media as he turned himself in Friday. He later made an initial court appearance, and his next court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Revis' attorney has said Revis was physically assaulted by a group of at least five people. He said Revis "feared for his safety" and sought medical attention, but he didn't offer details about the severity of Revis' injuries.

Police say the fight started when a man began recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it. Two men say they were punched and knocked out.

The New York Jets said through a spokesman they would have no further comment on Revis' situation other than their initial statement that they were aware of the matter and had spoken with Revis. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the league was looking into the matter.

Attorney Blaine Jones said Saturday in a text message that while he was hired for the pre-indictment phase of the case, he would not be representing the Jets cornerback going forward.

Revis is due $15 million next season, including a $2 million roster bonus due on the second day of the new league year, March 10.

The $13 million in base salary includes $6 million in guaranteed money, which the Jets would owe him even if they decided to cut him before the deadline.

Revis had a bitter breakup with his agents last year and has no formal representation going forward.

Revis, who is from Aliquippa, was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted No. 14 overall by the Jets in 2007. He quickly established himself as one of the top players at his position - and in franchise history - while also earning the nickname, "Revis Island" for his penchant for routinely shutting down opposing teams' top receivers. He is in his second stint with the Jets.


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Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."