The team on Wednesday released the veteran tight end, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition designation, per the league's transaction wire.
Bennett, 30, has battled a shoulder injury in recent weeks and hasn't seen snaps since Week 7. With just 233 yards and no touchdowns off 24 catches, Bennett openly hinted on Instagram last month that retirement was in the cards:
"After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my NFL career," Bennett wrote. "To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you."