Found August 27, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — It didn’t take long for Marcus Benard to rise up the depth chart with the Patriots. The fifth-year defender stood out in one-on-one drills as soon as the pads were strapped on when training camp started. He would fly past his opposing offensive lineman with a quick step and violent rip move. Patriots coaches quickly took notice and started putting him in with the first-team defense in sub packages. But Benard wasn’t installed in a role he was familiar with. Benard had spent his entire career playing either outside linebacker or defensive end. In the nickel defense, he’s being used as a three-technique defensive tackle. “It’s different,” Benard said. “It’s different. But I like it, man. In a weird way, I like it. The big boys, they try to take advantage, but I’m gonna get it. I’m gonna get it. It’s like a give and take. I don’t think they can handle me in the pass rush. The run game is something I gotta work on.” Benard has five quarterback pressures and a sack this
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