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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

Skilled cover man Talib gives Patriots flexibility

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots are taking a chance on CB Aqib Talib, but he is a skilled cover man who can allow Bill Belichick to be flexible with the secondary.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Patriots release DB Moore

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and signed LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Patriots release LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.

AFC East Spin cycle: Dolphins keep pace with Patriots

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins asserted themselves as the AFC East's top two teams with convincing Week Eight victories.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Sanchez's fumble in OT gives Patriots the win

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on to beat the Jets.

Patriots add LB Tarpinian

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Dennard getting his opportunity in Pats' secondary

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard has seen extra playing time the past two weeks and could spark a Pats secondary that still has its flaws.

Key matchup: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley vs. Jets run defense

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots' three wins have come when Stevan Ridley and the run game have dominated, and the Jets will look to contain them on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Patriots ORG Dan Connolly

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.

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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