Michael Bennett indicates he is frustrated with shrinking role on Patriots – Yardbarker

The New England Patriots traded a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles back in March to land Michael Bennett in what looked like it could be one of the best value moves of the offseason, but the veteran defensive end has slowly seen his role decrease through the first six games. He doesn’t seem thrilled about that. Bennett played just 11 snaps in the Patriots’ win over the New York Giants on Thursday night, which was another dominant defensive effort. He seemed genuinely puzzled about the lack of playing time while speaking with Greg Bedard over BostonSportsJournal.com after the game. “I don’t know what’s happening,” Bennett said. “You have to ask Bill (Belichick). I wish I knew. If I had a better answer, I would tell you. You’ve got to ask them, man. I’m just trying to do what they ask me to do.” Bennett’s snap percentages from Week 1 through Week 6 have been as follows: 49, 45, 37, 27, 24, and 22. Bill Belichick downplayed the trend when asked about it earlier in the week, though he did say Bennett

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