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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

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills are counting on Shawne Merriman to regain the pass-rushing effectiveness that made him so feared when he was in San Diego. PFW looks inside the AFC East clubs.

Report: Patriots to host WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have scheduled a workout with veteran WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Patriots sign LB Koutouvides

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides on Sunday, a veteran special-teams player.

Patriots RB Ridley makes solid first impression

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie Stevan Ridley got an opportunity to make a name for himself early in camp and in the team's first preseason game, and he thrived in the spotlight.

Patriots add OL Roth, cut two veterans

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed undrafted rookie OL Zack Roth and cut OL Chris Morris and DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mallett outplays Gabbert as Patriots thump Jaguars

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a loss to the  Patriots.

Reports: Patriots, Mankins agree on six-year deal

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Just hours after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said they were going to make Logan Mankins a "Patriot for life," the three-time Pro Bowler agreed to a six-year deal.

Patriots add OG Wetterer, cut S Ventrone

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots claimed rookie OG Mark Wetterer off waivers and waived first-year S Ross Ventrone on Wednesday.

Patriots dedicate 2011 to Myra Kraft

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Tuesday that they will dedicate the 2011 season to the memory of Myra Kraft, the wife of owner Robert Kraft, who died on July 20.

Preseason power rankings

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
In PFW's preseason edition of the power rankings, the defending champion Packers start 2011 where they ended the 2010 season, on top.

Patriots re-sign Gerard Warren, cut McGowan

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Monday that they have re-signed DL Gerard Warren and released S Brandon McGowan.

Report: FS Goldson re-signs with 49ers

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
FS Dashon Goldson has decided to return to the 49ers after spending Sunday meeting with the Patriots in New England.

Patriots add DE Carter

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued to add veteran D-linemen, agreeing to terms with former Redskins DE Andre Carter on Sunday.

Ellis to leave Jets, sign with Patriots

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
In a surprising move, veteran DE Shaun Ellis signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on Sunday, pending a physical.   

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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