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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

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Wilson rallies Seahawks in upset over Patriots

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the Patriots 24-23 Sunday.

Report: Patriots' Hernandez likely to play

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez looks likely to play Sunday at Seattle, Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Saturday. 

The Pro Game: Ridley, Sabol, Lombardi and Pink

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk gives us his thoughts on the New England running game, on footballers in pink, plus a pair of stories from the ancient days.

Faulk retires after 13 years with Patriots

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
It was tough for Kevin Faulk to leave football. Any hopes he had of staying, though, faded when the Patriots' running game made major strides.

Key matchup: Patriots wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on the Patriots' wide receivers vs. the Seahawks' cornerbacks in the New England-Seattle battle at CenturyLink Field.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins both looked strong in wins, while the Bills are reeling after a historic loss to the 49ers, and the Jets couldn't get past the Texans.

Former Patriots RB Faulk to announce retirement

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
RB Kevin Faulk will announce his retirement from the NFL in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.

Brady tops Manning behind Ridley's big game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley.

Key matchup: Broncos pass rushers vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
In what could be a shootout between Tom Brady’s Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Broncos, a key for Denver will be the pass rush.

Improved Wendell helping solidify Pats' O-line

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Patriots C Ryan Wendell was third-string player at the position in the summer, and he is now starting and showing vast improvement.

Redskins QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Patriots re-sign LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed LB Bobby Carpenter on Wednesday and released DL Terrell McClain.

Brady-Manning rematch highlights action

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines as we take an early look at the Week Five games, led by Tom Brady being paid a visit by Peyton Manning.

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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