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Marcus Benard

Marcus Benard - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 256 lbs.
Birthday 07/26/1985
Birthplace Ypsilanti, MI
College Jackson State
Years played 4

New England Patriots: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the New England Patriots, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

With Brady deal, Pats again a step ahead

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Patriots haven't won a Super Bowl in nearly a decade, yet they proved again that they are almost always the smartest, most innovative NFL club.

Patriots sign Brady to extension through 2017

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
QB Tom Brady signed a three-year extension with the Patriots, keeping him in New England through 2017, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported.

Report: Patriots OT Vollmer has knee scope

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.

Patriots CB Dennard found guilty of assaulting a police officer

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
A jury found Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard guilty of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, stemming from an April 21 incident in Lincoln, Neb.

Patriots sign former CFL DL Vega

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed former CFL D-lineman Jason Vega, the team announced on Tuesday.

Redskins sign DT Brace

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Redskins signed former Patriots second-round pick DT Ron Brace on Thursday.

Insider: Time is catching up to Brady

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
An NFL insider didn't like what he saw from Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game, and wonders if the we're seeing a player in decline.

NFL: Brady fined $10K for 'aggressive slide'

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
The NFL has fined Patriots QB Tom Brady $10,000 for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Ravens.

NFL looking into Brady's slide vs. Ravens

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.

Patriots almost end Super Bowl loser curse

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
A look at the recent Super Bowl losers who returned the following season to post double-digit wins.

Brady's slide draws ire of Ravens safety Pollard

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's foot-up slide in the AFC championship game did not sit well with Ravens SS Bernard Pollard.

Ravens' 'D' stymies Brady yet again

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Columnist Ron Borges writes of Tom Brady's recent troubles when facing the Ravens.

Flacco's three TDs help give Ravens AFC title

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh and his Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game.

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

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Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Benard was waived by the Browns after dislocating his elow Friday night.||||||| Benard could return to the club if he's not claimed by another team. Last October, not long after leaving practice, Benard crashed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail and was thrown an estimated 80 yards. Benard sustained a broken hand and other serious injuries that required a three-day hospital stay.
Posted Oct. 18, 2011
Benard has pleaded not guilty to two traffic charges stemming from his motorcycle accident last week. Benard did not appear in Parma Municipal Court on Tuesday. His attorney faxed in the pleas.||||||| Benard, who is done for the season after breaking his hand and sustaining other unspecified injuries, was charged with reckless operation and driving with a suspended license. No new court date has been scheduled. Benard spent three nights in the Cleveland Clinic following the crash. Police estimated Benard was thrown 241 feet after smashing his Can-Am Spyder into a guardrail on Interestate-71.
Posted Oct. 13, 2011
A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns will pay injured linebacker Marcus Benard the remainder of his salary for 2011 following his motorcycle accident.||||||| The team was not obligated to continue paying Benard because he sustained a nonfootball-related injury. However, the Browns will pay Benard roughly $370,000 he's still due this season. Benard broke his hand and suffered other undisclosed injuries when he crashed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail on Monday after practice.
Posted Oct. 12, 2011
Benard has been lost for the season with a broken hand sustained when he crashed his three-wheel motorcycle.||||||| The Browns placed Benard, their leader in sacks last season, on the reserve non-football injury list Wednesday, ending his season after just four games. Benard remains hospitalized in the Cleveland Clinic two days after his accident, which happened shortly after the Browns completed their first workout following a bye week. Brooklyn Police estimated Benard was thrown nearly 80 yards after smashing his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle into a guardrail.
Posted Oct. 11, 2011
Benard is facing two charges after crashing his motorcycle following practice. Brooklyn Police Sgt. Scott Mielke said Benard has been charged with driving under suspension and reckless operation. He is due in court Oct. 18 in Parma.||||||| Benard broke his hand Monday when he slammed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail on Interstate 71. He remains hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic. Mielke said Benard lost control, smashed into the guardrail and "flew" over it. Mielke said no other vehicles were involved and police were trying to determine how fast Benard was driving. Benard led the Browns in sacks last season and has played in all four of Cleveland's games this season.

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