The Falcons signed Bennett to a reserve/future contract on Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports. Bennett played two games with Atlanta in 2018 before being waived on Oct. 30, and he now rejoins the team. The 25-year-old defensive tackle will work to carve out a depth role with the Falcons this offseason.
Bennett was waived by the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Bennett had played two games with the Falcons this season, accumulating five tackles (four solo) and one sack. Bennett was cut to make room for offensive lineman Zane Beadles on the active roster. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is now free to sign with any team.
Bennett was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. With Fowler returning from his one-game suspension this week, Bennett was released in order to clear a roster spot. Bennett was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants.
Bennett (pectoral) took part in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp practice and hopes to go through team drills Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Bennett has only played in one game over the past two seasons, but the defensive tackle is finally feeling healthy. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 last season and he missed all of 2016 with a calf issue.
Bennett (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Bennett suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's game against the Titans and did not return. With Bennett now out for at least eight weeks, Dexter Fowler Jr. will likely take on a higher percentage of defensive snaps in his absence.