Bears add veteran Pope, Bennett fights teammates at practice
Two Chicago Bears tight ends made headlines the last two days for two very different reasons; the Bears added veteran Leonard Pope Friday while current tight end Martellus Bennett created fireworks at Saturday's practice after getting into a fight.
Pope, a 29-year-old veteran, signed a one-year contract. The seven-year veteran previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite accumulating a career total 982 yards receiving on 105 receptions, Pope was only able to catch three passes in 2013, two went for TDs.
As for Bennett, the 26-year-old tight end created a mess after he collided with safety Major Wright during practice and followed with a couple punches. An eventual all-out fight would break out when other teammates got involved.
"It's hot, you know," Bennett said after practice. "I am actually a mean person. I know you all think I joke around, but I'm very aggressive. I don't back down for anything, anyone."