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Martellus Bennett unsure if he'll play football in 2018

Following his failed attempt to reunite with his brother on the Patriots' roster, free-agent tight end Martellus Bennett is unsure if he will play football in 2018.

"Right now I'm just living life and trying to figure out what I want to do next," Bennett said Wednesday on The Rich Eisen Show. "Is it to continue to play? Is it to explore other options? What is it that I want to do?"

A decade in the NFL has taken a toll not only on his body, Bennett explained, but also on his mind. At the very least, he's relishing the offseason break in routine.

"So it's just like where am I in a mental capacity overall?" Bennett added. "I don't have to play. I play football because it's fun. I enjoy stiff-arming people, jumping over people and competing with my friends and things like that. I've been working out, preparing to play."

A budding animator with the self-dubbed title "Creative Director of Awesomeness," Bennett has plenty of interests off the gridiron.

Eisen suggested the 31-year-old might want to travel the veteran's well-worn route of skipping offseason commitments and waiting out the most grueling days of training camp before signing. To which Bennett replied with gusto, "Hell yeah!"

After playing with a handful of different offensive coordinators in the past decade, Bennett believes he's "cracked the code" and won't have a steep learning curve even if he signs with an unfamiliar coaching staff.

The tenor of his comments suggests he's in no rush to make a decision on his football future.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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