LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The New England Patriots have acquired Martellus Bennett from the Chicago Bears, giving them another talented tight end to pair with All-Pro Rob Gronkowski.

New England also gets Chicago's sixth-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for the Patriots' fourth-rounder in the deal announced on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Bennett has spent eight seasons in the NFL, the past three in Chicago. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has 3,586 yards with 23 touchdowns in his career.

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He goes from a rebuilding team to a perennial championship contender led by coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

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