New England Patriots’ new tight end Martellus Bennett is ready to take on the remainder of the season with his new team, despite a lingering shoulder injury.
Bennett, who was cut by the Green Bay Packers last week for failing to disclose a medical condition, but Bennett says the decision to get rid of him came after he decided that he wanted to have surgery, which would have ended his season and career.
Green Bay opted to release him and New England, whom Bennett played with last season, picked him up.
Bennett is now choosing to play through the injury.
“It’s not about could you play, it’s should you play. … Right now I’m just like, ‘F–k it,'” Bennett said about playing through the injury, per Robert Klemko of The MMQB.
Bennett debuted during the Patriots victory over the Denver Broncos and tallied 3 catches for 38 yards, showing his excitement to be back in the fold with the Pats.
“When Bill [Belichick] called, I was like, ‘No f–king way,'” Bennett said.