It didn't take Bears tight end Martellus Bennett long to hear about the criticism of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regarding his time in Dallas.
Bennett was picked in the second round by the Cowboys in 2008 out of Texas A&M. However, he never found his niche alongside Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten and left via free agency to the Giants in 2012. He responded with the best season of his career in New York, turning that into a free agent contract with the Bears.
Jones was asked about Bennett when he talked about changing the team's offense to feature two tight ends following the drafting of Gavin Escobar in the second round on Friday. Jones said the Cowboys tried to do when Bennett was in Dallas but said it never worked because of the former Aggies ineffectiveness.
"Some of the things that we tried to do with Martellus but we just couldn’t get it done, we couldn’t get it working," Jones said. "We had packages we worked on for weeks out here just to get packages in, and he didn’t show. That sounds negative toward him, but he didn’t show.
Not surprisingly, Bennett sent a twitter message "lol" from his account @joeygryffindor to my account @clarencehilljr Friday night after the draft.
Clarence Hill Jr.