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Martellus Bennett may have rotator cuff injury

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By Nicole Yang Globe Staff 

The Patriots claimed Martellus Bennett on waivers Thursday afternoon after the Packers released the tight end due to “failure to disclose a physical condition.”

Although Green Bay has not revealed more information, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Bennett has a torn rotator cuff. According to Rapoport, the 30-year-old could try to play through the injury, but should his efforts be unsuccessful, New England could then put him on injured reserve.

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On Friday, Bennett’s belongings arrived at his locker at Gillette Stadium. He plans to wear no. 88, as he did last season with the Patriots.