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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 veteran DE Anderson

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of veteran DE Mark Anderson on Friday.

Patriots agree to terms with OT Solder

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder is the 31st first-round pick to sign his contract, as he agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday.

The Patriots' fantasy dilemma

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
It's usually a good idea to avoid Patriots not named Tom Brady early on in fantasy drafts, but if 2011 is anything like 2010, there are a handful of safe bets from New England for your team.

Improving the Patriots' third-down defense

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Heading into 2011, with such a high-octane offense, an improved third-down defense could greatly increase the Patriots' chances at getting back to the Super Bowl.

Spikes needs to put end of 2010 season behind him

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
After a solid start to his rookie season, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes got suspended and did little in the team's playoff loss. He needs to return to the form he flashed at times in 2010.

Eagles sign FS Page, DT Hargrove

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Former Patriots FS Jarrad Page and ex-Saints DT Anthony Hargrove are the latest veteran free agents to join the Eagles.

'Law Firm' returns to Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who went from unknown backup to starting running back last season, re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Report says Eagles called Moss after he retired

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald says that the Eagles contacted WR Randy Moss after he had filed his retirement papers with the league

The Patriots' new RB carousel

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Five key questions facing the Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
PFW's Patriots reporter Kevin Fishbain asks and answers five key questions facing the Patriots as they head into the 2011 season.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a player-by-player look at the Patriots from a fantasy perspective heading into 2011.

Pats sign second-rounders Dowling, Vereen

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

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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