Martellus Bennett to stay retired, won't join brother on Patriots
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Martellus Bennett won't be joining his brother on the New England Patriots.

After the Patriots acquired defensive end Michael Bennett from the Philadelphia Eagles, reports surfaced that Martellus was interested in coming out of retirement to join his brother in New England. However, the former tight end put those reports to bed with an Instagram post.

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Swipe. This is why I can’t come out of retirement. I would love to play ball with my brother it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing @theimaginationagency these kids don’t need another athlete to look up to or to aspire to be there’s plenty of inspiration out there for that. I want to inspire the next wave of creatives. The storytellers. The engineers. The designers. The doctors. The filmmakers. The composers. Tech moguls. And maybe a few athletes who like me never felt like they belonged in a locker room. I was never one of the guys guys most of my teammates would tell that. I’ve always been a creative who enjoyed competing. I’m playing the game that I was made to play and it’s the most fun I’ve ever had. Scoring touchdowns winning a super bowl has never made me feel the way seeing kids/families/people enjoying things I have created. I’m doing my life’s work fulfilling what I believe to be my life’s purpose. I hope everyone finds something that makes them as happy and as fulfilled as I have with my work @theimaginationagency I appreciate all of the love but this is waaaaayyy bigger than the game of football. Get your copy today. Link in my bio

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"I would love to play ball with my brother, it would truly be a dream come true," the 33-year-old said. "But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing."

Martellus retired prior to the 2018 season after the Patriots released him. He helped the team capture Super Bowl LI during the 2016 season.

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