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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

Patriots sign RB Develin to active roster

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed RB James Develin to the 53-man roster on Wednesday, the team announced.

'Tis the season when Patriots deliver the goods

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
A consistent winner in the standings over the years, the Patriots are proving to be very successful in ATS endeavors, as well.

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Opportunistic Pats most feared team in NFL

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
While they may have some flaws, columnist Ron Borges explains why the Patriots are the club no team wants to face with the season on the line.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

Patriots DE Cunningham suspended four games

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots DE Jermaine Cunningham four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats embarrass Jets, while Dolphins rally for win

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
On Thanksgiving night, the Patriots handed the Jets a loss to forget, and New England finds itself close to clinching the AFC East for the fourth year in a row.

Patriots' patchwork O-line remains effective

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots used their fifth different O-line combination on Thursday night, and the group pitched a shutout in a win over the Jets.

Patriots force five turnovers, rout Jets

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw three touchdowns and ran for one as the Patriots embarrassed the Jets with a 35-point second quarter in a 49-19 victory Thursday night.

Patriots promote OL Zusevics, waive WR Salas

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots promoted OL Markus Zusevics from the practice squad and waived WR Greg Salas.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andre Johnson, Aldon Smith and Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

Patriots' stockpile of TEs to help fill void left by Gronk

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tight ends have the difficult task of replacing the production Rob Gronkowski gives them in the pass game and run blocking.

AFC East Spin cycle: Three 4-6 teams looking up at Patriots

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots dominated in Week 11, extending their division lead to three games over the Bills, Jets and Dolphins, who are all 4-6.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Reports: Gronkowski has surgery on forearm

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken forearm suffered late in New England’s win over the Colts on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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