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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 unanimously vote to recertify

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots were the first team to vote for recertification of the NFLPA, and they did so unanimously.

Mankins puts Patriots at ease with quick decision

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
It took only a few hours for the Patriots to answer the biggest question facing them heading into the 2011 season. Pro Bowl OLG Logan Mankins agreed to sign his franchise tender.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots OG Mankins to sign franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots' biggest question mark in this chaotic week of free agency, OG Logan Mankins, will sign his franchise tender.

Report: Patriots to cut OLB Banta-Cain

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release OLB Tully Banta-Cain on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.

Report: Patriots to release CB Carter

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots informed CB Tony Carter they will release him, Fox31's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday morning.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Patriots LB Banta-Cain has surgery for abdominal tear

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery last Friday for an abdominal tear, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines when training camp opens.

NFLPA will remain quiet Friday out of respect to Krafts

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement Friday morning saying that the organization will not issue any statements Friday as the league mourns the loss of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner, passes away

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and mother of team president Jonathan Kraft, passed away early Wednesday morning.

Report: Mankins and Jackson ask for free agency or money

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Patriots OG Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit, have asked for special deals as part of the suit's settlement.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Patriots rookie Cannon almost done with cancer treatments

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Patriots fifth-round draft choice OL Marcus Cannon will complete his chemo therapy this week after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April.

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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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