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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

Report: Patriots re-sign OLT Light

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots nailed down their blind-side tackle, signing OLT Matt Light to a two-year deal, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe.

Patriots re-sign DB McGowan, LB White

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed DB Brandon McGowan and LB Tracy White on Saturday, while releasing LB Anthony Leonard.

Ochocinco will be a 'chameleon' in New England

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco has vowed to tone down his act in an effort to fit in with the Patriots.

Patriots re-sign veteran RB Faulk

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed veteran RB Kevin Faulk and signed free-agent DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Patriots announce Haynesworth trade; reportedly sign CB Arrington

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots officially announced the team's trade for former Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, which means he passed his physical.

Patriots cut six, including DE Warren

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
The Patriots released six veterans on Friday, including DE Ty Warren, OT Nick Kaczur and TE Alge Crumpler.

Patriots sign draft picks

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The Patriots' first reported draft pick to sign was sixth-round OLB-DE Markell Carter.

Ochocinco gets his wish in joining the Patriots

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco was never bashful about his admiration for Bill Belichick, and now he makes the Patriots an even better offense.

Patriots acquire WR Ochocinco

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots strike again. Hours after acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, the Patriots traded for Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco.

Report: Patriots to release DT Stroud

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release DT Marcus Stroud on Thursday, PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport reported.

Patriots finally make noise by acquiring Haynesworth

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have acquired DT Albert Haynesworth. He brings plenty of baggage with him to New England, where he will be expected to improve the pass rush.

Five Patriots most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
There aren't many young players on the team, but the Patriots do have a few who would have benefited from a normal offseason.

Patriots acquire Haynesworth from Redskins

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots reportedly traded a fifth-round pick in 2013 to the Redskins for DT Albert Haynesworth.

Patriots add 12 undrafted rookies

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots added 12 undrafted rookies to their roster, the team announced on Wednesday.

Patriots agree to one-year deal with RB Morris

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to re-sign veteran RB Sammy Morris to a one-year deal, his agent Mark Slough announced.

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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