Wednesday’s Mashup: Martellus Bennett explains why he will not come out of retirement to replace Rob Gronkowski

Lucy Burdge
May 01, 2019 - 7:51 am

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MLB: Oakland at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Pittsburgh at Texas, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: NY Yankees at Arizona, 5 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Houston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: LA Dodgers at San Francisco, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: NY Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: St. Louis at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)


-- The Patriots are still in need of a Rob Gronkowski replacement and Martellus Bennett has made it clear he is not interested in the job.

Bennett, a former tight end who did two stints with the Patriots in his career, said recently he will not be coming out retirement to fill the tight end void.

“That’s not me, I’m not the one (to replace Gronkowski),” Bennett told TMZ.

He also told TMZ he is busy these days with his multimedia company, the Imagination Agency, where “he's doing everything from book publishing to animated features and more.”

-- Speaking of Rob Gronkowski, the retired Patriot is set to present at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, it was announced this week.

Other presenters include Jennifer Hudson, Chrissy Metz, Julianne Hough, Eva Longoria and Olivia Wilde.

Mariah Carey, Ciara, Lauren Daigle and Ariana Grande are among those who will perform at the awards show.

Kelly Clarkson is the show’s host and Taylor Swift is set to open with a performance.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "This is what I signed up for. This is what Boston traded me for. Being able to go back, get back in the trenches, get ready for another battle on Friday -- that's what you live for. Basketball is fun when it comes like this and you have to respond and this is the type of basketball you want to be playing this time of year. We'll look at film but I already have a clue of the way I want to play going into Game 3." -- Kyrie Irving, on the Celtics’ Game 2 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night