Patriots' TE Martellus Bennett says goodbye to New England via Twitter
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Martellus Bennett bid farewell to New England football fans in a way only he could — on Twitter, cracking jokes.
In the first of two tweets, Bennett wrote, "I'm going to miss you Mass-Holes. T'was Fun. Thank you for the good times. To infinity and beyond..."
I'm going to miss you Mass-Holes. T'was Fun. Thank you for the good times. To infinity and beyond...— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 9, 2017
He then lightened the mood, again poking fun at Boston accents, posting a video clip of him dancing with the Patriots Cheerleaders after the team won the AFC Championship and secured their spot in Super Bowl LI.
We'll always dance together. Mahhhtyyy out. Drops mic. Lol. pic.twitter.com/ytCzd0SwUE— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 9, 2017
The tight end joined the team one year ago after he was traded by the Chicago Bears.
The tweets hit the internet the night before the NFL's free agency signing period is set to begin. The period officially opens Thursday at 4 p.m. for restricted and unrestricted free agents.
The announcement also comes the same day the Patriots traded a fourth-round draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts for tight end Dwayne Allen.
Allen also took to Twitter once the news was out, thanking his fans in Indianapolis and saying he's "humbled and excited for the challenge" of becoming a Patriot.
Bennett proved to be a productive player for the Pats, especially after Rob Gronkowksi had to undergo back surgery. In his single season with the Pats, Bennett caught 701 receiving yards and scored 7 touchdowns.
More roster changes will likely be finalized in the coming days as free agency opens.