Giants Tight End Martellus Bennett: ‘I Kind Of Hate Everybody In The NFL’
NEW YORK (WFAN) – New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett expressed his true feelings towards his former team and the NFC East-rival Dallas Cowboys on Thursday morning on the team’s reporting day.
“I just want to kick those guys’ a—-,” the 2008 second-round draft pick told reporters. “That’s what it’s all about. We’re cool but we ain’t that cool. I’ve kind of got some ill feelings toward them overall. But it’s a game.”
But Bennett didn’t stop with just the Cowboys.
“Every game is the same where I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL,” the 25-year-old went on to say. “I have ill feelings toward everybody. It’s not just Dallas. (Shoot), pretty much anybody who doesn’t play with us, I pretty much, I don’t like ‘em. I don’t like a lot of people. I’m kind of (a jerk), but it’s cool.”
With Jake Ballard going to the Patriots and Travis Beckum coming off a torn ACL, Bennett could be the Giants’ primary tight end. A hamstring injury prevented him from participating in any of the Giants’ offseason activities, but he claims that he is “100 percent.”
“Super excited to play football,” the San Diego native said. “Couldn’t sleep last night because I got so excited. I almost drove down here in the middle of the night but the wife told me I couldn’t.”
The four-year veteran caught 17 passes for 144 yards for the Cowboys last season. The New York Giants begin training camp on Friday in Albany.
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