Bennett was set to earn a $2 million roster bonus on March 14. No info if the two sides would like a third shot at it, but as a guess, the early split would indicate a no. Bennett previously posted on Instagram that he considered retirement after the season, but signed with the Patriots shortly afterward.
Bennett has 433 catches for 4,573 yards and 30 touchdowns in 10 National Football League seasons. The craziness for Bennett started back in October when he wrote on social media that he planned to retire following the 2017 season. It came after a spat over an injury pertaining to the former Pro Bowl tight end. The Seattle Seahawks traded defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Patriots will save $6.19 million on their cap by cutting Bennett now.