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Martellus Bennett skips Bears' OTA in contract dispute

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett continues to boycott the club’s voluntary offseason program because of a contract dispute.

Bennett was a no-show at the Bears’ organized team activity on Wednesday, the fifth consecutive week of offseason work that Bennett has missed.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported in April that Bennett would not report to any team without a new contract. Bennett has two years left on his existing deal.

In the meantime, first-round pick wide receiver Kevin White and fourth-round pick running back Jeremy Langford were excused on Wednesday to attend the annual rookie premiere event in Los Angeles.