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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

Bledsoe voted into Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Former NFL QB Drew Bledsoe has been voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame, the team announced on Monday.

RB Ridley, the Patriots' forgotten pick, ready to contribute

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots used the 73rd overall pick to take RB Stevan Ridley, their second back selected in the draft. Ridley's name was lost in the shuffle when QB Ryan Mallett was chosen next at No. 74.

Patriots No. 9 pick scouting report: DB Malcolm Williams, TCU

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots spent their final pick of the 2011 draft on another defensive back, Malcolm Williams, who admitted he was surprised to get the call.

Patriots place focus on long term

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
One year after drafting a class that contributed right away, Bill Belichick went with purely developmental prospects in 2011.

Patriots comfortable with pass rushers on roster

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
It was pretty much a consensus that a pass-rushing defensive end or outside linebacker would be high on the Patriots' priority list heading into the draft, but clearly, Bill Belichick didn't view it that way.

Patriots No. 8 pick scouting report: OLB Markell Carter, Central Arkansas

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
It took until their eighth pick, and the 29th pick of the sixth round before the Patriots addressed their need for an edge rusher by drafting Markell Carter out of Central Arkansas.

Patriots No. 7 pick scouting report: TE Lee Smith, Marshall

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots drafted another player who will develop and likely not see the field much in 2011, Marshall TE Lee Smith.

Patriots No. 6 pick scouting report: OT Marcus Cannon, TCU

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots made another value pick by drafting Marcus Cannon in the fifth round, a player who was once projected to go late in the first round.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: QB Ryan Mallett

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
One of the most surprising picks of the draft was QB Ryan Mallett heading to New England, and he won't have any fantasy value for a couple years.

Fantasy outlook: RB Stevan Ridley

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:37 p.m. ET
Similarly to Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley could get some touches in Bill Belichick's rotating backfield, but he will be hard-pressed to get fantasy points.

Fantasy outlook: RB Shane Vereen

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
California's Shane Vereen gets the first shot to be a member of Bill Belichick's split backfield in New England, which automatically diminishes his fantasy value.

A stunning pick, but Mallett makes a ton of sense for Patriots

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 10 p.m. ET
Ryan Mallett's slide through the draft ended with the Patriots, and Bill Belichick may have completed another Draft Day steal.

Patriots make third trade; get Raiders' '12 second-round pick

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
The Patriots made their third trade of the 2011 NFL draft, trading their third- and fourth-round picks this year for the Raiders' 2012 second-round pick.

Patriots No. 5 pick scouting report: QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots made maybe the draft's biggest surprise by taking Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett with the 74th overall pick.

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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