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TE Martellus Bennett: Need to learn which QB language speaks to Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It didn't take long for Martellus Bennett to adjust to playing with Tom Brady last season in New England. The veteran tight end doesn't see any reason why it will be different this year with another MVP quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract last week with the Green Bay Packers, and he said in a conference call Tuesday that he has already talked to his new quarterback several times.

"When I was talking to Aaron the last couple of days, it's really about communication and a lot of our communication on the field is going to be non-verbal, just understanding each other's body language, so just getting in and just conversing about each day and making sure we're on the same page," Bennett said. "That's like the biggest thing for me.

"I learned a lot from Tom last year about how to communicate even better with the quarterback. And from Jon Kitna to Tony Romo to Eli [Manning] to [Jay] Cutler, I speak several different quarterback languages, so I've just got to learn which one speaks to Aaron."

Bennett caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdowns last season in his only year with the Patriots, who acquired him in a trade from Chicago with the intent to pair him with Rob Gronkowski. However, a back injury ended Gronkowski's season after only eight games.

In Green Bay, Bennett will be teamed with fellow free-agent signing Lance Kendricks and fourth-year pro Richard Rodgers.

When asked how he thought he would be used in Green Bay, Bennett said: "I don't know, I can do a lot of s---.

"All of us are a little bit different, so it will be interesting to see how I'm utilized this year," he added.

While Bennett is used to playing with top-level quarterbacks, it will be a new experience for Kendricks, who has never been on a winning team in his six-year NFL career. However, Kendricks has a head start on Bennett in one regard: He has been working out with Rodgers and fellow Packers Clay Matthews and David Bakhtiari at a gym in Thousand Oaks, California, each of the past two offseasons. He said now that the two are teammates, he might have Rodgers throw him a few passes before they get back to Green Bay for the offseason program.

"No offense to those guys, but Aaron is on another level," Kendricks said on a conference call Tuesday. "To be able to play with a guy like him is great. This is something that I've been kind of hoping for, for a while now. Just to play with a very established quarterback, I would say. This is a great opportunity for me."

While Kendricks had no problem sharing his offseason location, Bennett was more vague.

"I'm on Earth," Bennett said. "And it's big, because I'm not always on Earth."