Found February 25, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
The Cleveland Browns opted to pay defensive end Marcus Benard's salary for the remainder of the 2011 season - even though they were not required to do so.
They do not plan to be as giving in 2012 - with his salary or even offer him a tender, Pro Football Talk reported citing a league source.
The Browns made the decision to pay Benard after the defensive end suffered a broken hand and other undisclosed injuries in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 71.
Because the injury was not related to football, Cleveland could have been off the hook for the rest of Benard's salary. Instead, the team had agreed to pay him the $370,000 he's owed for the remainder of the year.
The team placed him on the non-football injury list, effectively ending his season.
Benard, who led the club in sacks in 2010, could still return to the Browns if the latter offers him a free-agent contract.
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