Bennett addressed the situation with ESPN's Jordan Schultz: "On Friday, I had a philosophical disagreement with my position coach that has led to my suspension. I apologize to my teammates for any distraction this may have caused."
WEEI's Ryan Hannable noted Bennett wasn't at practice Tuesday, which raised eyebrows when coupled with the limited role he has played in New England this season.
The percentage of Bennett's snaps has declined over each of the last five weeks. According to Pro Football Reference, the 33-year-old had 37 defensive snaps (55 percent) in the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. That number was just 11 (22 percent) last Thursday when New England beat the New York Giants.
That will make it harder for New England to cut him in the middle of the 2019 season, and his production (2.5 sacks) gives the team a compelling reason to hash out any differences. The Patriots are second in adjusted sack rate, per Football Outsiders, and Bennett is one reason for that success.
As things stand, he'll miss Monday's game against the New York Jets, who earned their first win in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.