As we head into the Week Six Tight End Rankings, it's amazing to me that Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez continues to dominate. For a guy who is about to end his NFL career and go down as one of the best tight ends to ever play, the fact that Gonzo leads the league in receptions with 39 is unreal. The guy is 36 years old. Only one year younger than me. I can barely get out of bed in the morning, but this guy takes hits on a weekly basis and pops back up like it was nothing. It's going to be a sad day when we don't see him in the box scores anymore. It seems like he's literally been around forever. As much as I love the Eagles, you almost want to pull for the Falcons to win a Super Bowl just so Gonzo can go out on a high note.
Aside from Gonzo, lets take a quick glimpse at one more player who was bypassed, for the most part, in almost all league drafts during the Summer.
Martellus Bennett Proves Waiting Pays Off
For a guy who was expected to push Jason Witten for playing time in Dallas and failed miserably, Bennett's career has obviously been an up-and-down rollercoaster. After 4 years of subpar play as a backup, I didn't think Bennett would amount to anything when he signed with the Giants. He showed up to training camp looking like the Michelin Man at almost 300 pounds and his work ethic still didn't seem improved. But through 5 games, Bennett's play has done a total 180. He's only 14 catches away from matching his career high of 33. And he is on pace to shatter his career high of 217 receiving yards. With 3 touchdowns already, he only needs one more to match the 4 he caught in his 2008 rookie year. Hopefully Bennett plays this week after playing through a hyperextended knee injury against the Browns. He's one of the bigger tight end injuries going into Week Six.
Bennett isn't the only player who is questionable going into Week Six, so make sure to check back on Friday to see if anything changes after 3 days of practice.
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