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These weren't high-end picks mind you. According to NFL Network, the Bears will get fourth and sixth round picks in return for the uniquely talented Bennett.
And by uniquely talented, we're not talking Rob Gronkowski talented. But at 6-6 and 275 pounds, the 29-year old Bennett has plenty to offer an offense that's been looking for a second tight end to threaten opposing defenses since 2013.
No, Bennett is not going to play an Aaron Hernandez-type move role. He's not that guy. But overall, Bennett been a much more productive receiver than Hernandez was over his three-year career. In fact, Bennett has caught more than 50 passes in each of the past four seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl following a 90-catch season in 2014.
As NFL.com notes, a receiving corps that includes Bennett, Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and receiving back Dion Lewis will be extremely difficult to contend with.
Still, Bennett should be viewed as a more talented and athletic Scott Chandler -- another big, reliable target for Tom Brady; a solid red-zone threat but a secondary weapon rather than the second coming of Hernandez.
And you have to wonder how that's going to work for Bennett, who often complained about a lack of targets in Chicago last season.
The Bears, meanwhile, will move forward at tight end with Zach Miller, who re-signed this week. Miller took on a bigger role in Chicago's offense as last season progressed, setting career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns. But injuries have been a career-long issue for Miller. He'll need to stay healthy to deliver.