Martellus Bennett still mulling return for 2018 season
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Martellus Bennett has flip-flopped about retirement over the past year, and it seems the free-agent tight end doesn't appear any closer to making a decision about his playing future.

The 31-year-old went from being a Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots in 2016 to becoming a new member of the Green Bay Packers the following season, where he announced that 2017 would likely be his last season. Bennett, however, was dealt a controversial release from the Packers less than a year into his three-year contract. He then rejoined the Patriots but finished the season on injured reserve and reportedly changed his mind about retiring.

Bennett, who was released by the Patriots in early March, joined "The Rich Eisen Show" on Wednesday and admitted that he's still unsure of what his next step in life will be.

"Right now I'm just living life and trying to figure out what I want to do next," Bennett said, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. "Is it to continue to play? Is it to explore other options? What is it that I want to do?"

Bennett says that the physical and mental toll of football have been a lot to handle and, while he has other opportunities to pursue outside of the game, he still enjoys throwing on his pads.

"So it's just like where am I in a mental capacity overall?" Bennett said. "I don't have to play. I play football because it's fun. I enjoy stiff-arming people, jumping over people, and competing with my friends and things like that. I've been working out, preparing to play."

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