Michael Bennett details recent conversations with Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
August 13, 2019 - 1:05 pm
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FOXBORO -- Tom Brady had a great connection with Martellus Bennett during his short time with the Patriots, and it seems like he's developing a new one with Martellus' brother Michael.

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Michael was acquired via trade by the team this offseason and he should be an important piece to the defense as it tries to replace Trey Flowers.

Speaking after practice Tuesday, Bennett, who is 33 years old, said he takes the time to talk to Brady about everything except football.

“It’s an opportunity to just talk life,” Bennett said. “I think Tom has a lot of experiences that I haven’t experienced and I have some experiences that he hasn’t experienced. And I think just being fathers and being husbands and talking about life, I think that’s the greatest thing you can do with your teammate is to learn him as an individual. You see people from the outside, and you want to get to know them as a person, and I think Tom does a great job of connecting with his teammates every single day.

"Personally, I think that’s been good for me to be able to come here and have a guy like Tom, just talking about stories and just having a good time.”

It isn't just Brady either, as Bennett seems to enjoy meeting and getting to know all of his new teammates.

“Football takes care of itself,” he said. “But building that camaraderie with your teammates, that’s the most important thing for me on this team — to earn everybody’s trust, from the top of the organization, from the media staff, from the training staff, just to let them know what type of individual I am and try to do that every single day. I think talking to Tom allows me to do that. … When you’ll get a chance to talk to guys like that and just have that type of time, it’s cool. He takes time to get to know me as an individual, and I love that.”

This is Bennett's third team in three years, but he is coming off a very productive 2018 campaign when he had nine sacks with the Eagles.

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