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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 sign QB Kafka, DE Benard

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed QB Mike Kafka and DE Marcus Benard to reserve/future contracts on Friday. 

Browns place NT Taylor on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Browns placed NT Phil Taylor on the reserve/PUP list in the hopes that he can play in 2012.

Colts always struggling to find cornerbacks

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
With 2010 third-round pick Kevin Thomas a healthy scratch for the first five games, the Colts' difficulty in stocking their roster with capable cornerbacks is painfully apparent, according to AFC Whispers.

Browns DE Benard placed on non-football injury list

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Browns have placed DE Marcus Benard, injured in a motorcycle accident Monday, on the reserve/non-football injury list, the club said Wednesday.

Reports: Benard faces two charges after accident

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Browns DE Marcus Benard was charged Tuesday with reckless operation and driving under suspension after a motorcycle accident Monday, multiple media outlets reported.

Report: Browns DL Benard hospitalized after motorcycle accident

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Browns DE Marcus Benard was hospitalized Monday after crashing his motorcycle into a highway wall in Cleveland. He reportedly suffered a broken hand.

Browns' Benard released from hospital after collapsing

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
Browns LB Marcus Benard collapsed and fell off his chair in the club's locker room at the team facility and was taken away via ambulance, but he was released from a local hospital Thursday evening.    

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
Here is a summary of the fines the NFL handed down Friday for actions taken in Week Five games.

Browns' pass rush an area to watch

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
Through three games, the Browns had five sacks, and their blitzes have missed their mark in a couple of key situations. 

They Said It: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Here's a selection of quotes from Browns head coach Eric Mangini and Browns players.

Browns' pass rush emerged as strength in 2009

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
The Browns need to improve in many areas this offseason, but their pass rush isn't a major concern.

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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