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Bennett returns to Halas Hall ahead of Bears minicamp

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Martellus Bennett is back at Halas Hall.

The Chicago Bears tight end reported to the team facility for a physical ahead of Tuesday's on-field minicamp session, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The Chicago Tribune first reported the news.

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Bennett sat out the entirety of the team's voluntary OTAs this spring, hoping to get a new contract.

Rapoport reported prior to the NFL Draft that Bennett was on the trading block, but a swap never materialized.

The tight end, with two years left at just over $10 million on his current deal, likely wanted to avoid fines for skipping minicamp.

With the Bears installing a new offense under coach John Fox and coordinator Adam Gase, it's vital for Chicago to have their best pass-catching tight end on the field for as much work as possible.

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