I just finished writing in the last hour how the Bears were interested in free agent tight end Martellus Bennett (make sure to read that post for much more on Bennett), and, just three minutes after free agency officially began, Bennett tweeted that he will be signing with the Bears:
Great, great news. With Bennett, Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffery, Phil Emery has now gotten Jay Cutler three big, quality pass-catchers over the last year. And finally (well, since Greg Olsen was traded), a tight end that can catch the damn ball and make plays. And not just can Bennett catch the ball and make plays, but he's a great blocker, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 pass-blocking tight end in 2012 and No. 13 run-blocking tight end.

There's no information on the details of the contract yet, and we'll update the post with that information as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for four years. No details on the money involved yet. 

UPDATE #2: The deal is for $20 million (ish) over those four years, according to various reports. 


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