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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

Starting spot not set in stone for Patriots DE Warren

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Despite all the D-line shuffling that went on in 2010, Patriots veteran DE Ty Warren will be fighting to regain his starting spot, and possibly to stay on the roster, after missing all last season with a hip injury.

Pats return to Detroit in preseason

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL released its 2011 preseason schedule on Tuesday and the Patriots have a nationally-televised meeting in Detroit among their four games.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 17

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the past 10 players chosen with the 17th pick in the NFL draft, including QB Josh Freeman by the Buccaneers in 2009.

Brady throwing passes post-surgery

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was photographed throwing passes in Los Angeles recently. He had surgery on a stress fracture in his right foot after the season.

Stroud looking for resurgence in New England

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Marcus Stroud hopes to get a similar lift by playing in New England that the Patriots received from Gerard Warren in 2010.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 28

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly takes a look at the last 10 players selected 28th overall, including Bills OG-C Eric Wood in 2009.

Patriots add assistant strength coach

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
The Patriots added Moses Cabrera as the team's new assistant strength and conditioning coach, a position opened after the promotion of Harold Nash.

Morris named to Patriots' Hall of Fame

Posted March 27, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Sunday that former center Jon Morris was selected to the Patriots' Hall of Fame by a 10-person senior selection committee.

Belichick misses morning media session

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was absent from the Wednesday morning "Coaches Breakfast" at the owners meetings in New Orleans.

Belichick opposes kickoff changes

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Speaking at the NFL meetings in New Orleans, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he doesn't like moving up kickoff to the 35-yard line.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Patriots owner Kraft to miss league meetings

Posted March 20, 2011 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
Robert Kraft, one of the NFL's most influential owners, will miss this week's meetings in New Orleans.

Report: Crumpler has shoulder surgery

Posted March 19, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Alge Crumpler underwent shoulder surgery in late January, according to Shalise Young of the Boston Globe.

Moss shows love for the Patriots

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
The always-interesting Randy Moss professed his love for the Patriots during a radio interview on KFAN 1130-AM in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

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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