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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 No. 4 pick scouting report: RB Stevan Ridley, LSU

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots took another running back, selecting LSU's Stevan Ridley with the 73rd overall pick.

Patriots trade down, get two picks from Texans

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots traded their third second-round pick, the 60th pick overall, to the Texans for Houston's third- (73rd) and fifth-round (138th) picks.

Patriots No. 3 pick scouting report: RB Shane Vereen, California

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
With their second pick in the second round, the Patriots took California RB Shane Vereen 56th overall.

Patriots No. 2 pick scouting report: CB Ras-I Dowling

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
With the 33rd overall pick, and the first pick of the second round, the Patriots decided to hold onto the pick and select Virginia Tech CB Ras-I Dowling, a big, physical corner.

Patriots No. 1 pick scouting report: OT Nate Solder, Colorado

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
With the 17th overall pick, the Patriots picked a player they hope to be their left tackle of the future, Colorado's Nate Solder.

Patriots finalize preseason schedule

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Patriots finalized their 2011 preseason schedule on Friday, and it includes a nationally televised game against the Lions.

Saints trade back into first round for RB Ingram

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
The Saints re-entered the first round of the NFL draft at No. 28, trading with the Patriots to acquire Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

Patriots trade 28th pick to Saints

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
To no one's surprise, the Patriots traded their second first-round pick, the 28th overall selection, to the Saints for New Orleans' second-round pick this year (pick No. 56) and a first-round pick in 2012.

Pats draft for future with Solder

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots did not draft the best player available, nor did they address the need on defense, but they took a guy who could be the tackle of the future in Nate Solder.

Report: Patriots interested in No. 6 pick

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Patriots have interest in trading up to acquire the No. 6 overall pick, currently held by Cleveland, in Thursday's draft, according to The Boston Globe.

Welker's joke falls flat

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker misfires with comments on the lockout.

Reaction to Patriots' 2011 schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
In 2011, the Patriots' schedule will be soft at the beginning and end, but they will face a tough six-game stretch in the middle of the season against five '10 playoff teams.

Teams should mimic Wolf's QB ways

Posted April 19, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Ron Wolf drafted seven quarterbacks from 1992 to 2000 in his time as Packers general manager. He turned some of them into draft picks in future trades. Current teams should take note.

Parcells on coaching: 'I'm done'

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells told reporters on Monday that his career as an NFL head coach is over.

Bledsoe, Parcells nominated for Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe join Houston Antwine as the 2011 Patriots Hall of Fame finalists. It's the first year Parcells and Bledsoe are eligible, and Antwine's a three-time finalist.

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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