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Green Bay Packers' Martellus Bennett ready to call time on NFL career

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Martellus Bennett #80 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after being defeated by the Atlanta Falcons 34-23 at Merced
Image: Martellus Bennett is to make the 2017 season his last in the NFL

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is set to call time on his NFL career at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old made his announcement on Instagram on Saturday, a decision that will see him giving up the final two seasons of the three-year deal he signed with the Packers in March.

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Bennett was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but he enjoyed little success in his four years with the team as backup to Jason Witten before signing with the New York Giants.

He went on to play one season with the Giants and three more with the Chicago Bears before signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots in 2016 and becoming part of the team that went on to win Super Bowl LI.

Bennett has so far caught 427 passes for 4,520 yards and 30 touchdowns, seven of those coming with the Patriots in his most prolific campaign.

"After conversations with my family, I'm pretty sure these next eight games will be the conclusion of my NFL career," said Bennett, who was a Pro Bowler with the Bears in 2014.

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"To everyone that has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you."

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