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Patriots cut Marcus Benard

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Defensive lineman Marcus Benard had 11 sacks in 2009 and 2010 for the Browns, but a motorcycle crash in October 2011 knocked his career off track.

He won’t be finding it again in New England. A league source tells PFT that Benard will be one of the players cut by the Patriots as New England makes its way down to 53 players by Saturday afternoon’s deadline.

Benard was waived by the Browns at the end of the preseason in 2012, but didn’t play a game for them after the motorcycle accident the previous year. He signed a future contract with New England in January, but wasn’t able to rediscover enough of his old pass rushing chops to carve out a spot on the team’s season-opening roster.

With the previously reported cuts of tight ends Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard, the Patriots are down to 72 players. That leaves 19 more moves to make before the Patriots will have their initial, but by no means final, 53-man roster of the 2013 season.

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6 Responses to “Patriots cut Marcus Benard”
  1. albanyhawker says: Aug 30, 2013 2:19 PM

    The real question is when and where the initials TT will appear in their roster moves.

  2. doe22us says: Aug 30, 2013 2:26 PM

    What is with this with Browns, and motorbikes not a good combination if you ask me.

  3. edelmanfanclub says: Aug 30, 2013 2:38 PM

    A lot of talent when he was in CLE, its sad his career has been hampered by an accident. Wish him the best in the future, making it to the NFL is more than a lot can say.

  4. joemammy says: Aug 30, 2013 3:18 PM

    doe22us says:

    What is with this with Browns, and motorbikes not a good combination if you ask me.

    Or the Browns and Belichick, for that matter. But who was dumb enough to scrape Benard’s butt off the pavement and give him a job? HMMM?

    Yeah…I thought so.

  5. jolink653 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:45 PM

    Kinda surprised he didn’t make the roster…I felt pretty confident he had shown enough to make the final 53…maybe Jake Bequette might be getting another year after all

  6. mrpresident2 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:49 PM

    Joemammy, since when is giving someone with oodles of talent a roster spot dumb?

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