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MARCUS BENARD RUMORS

Cardinals Release LB Marcus Benard To Make Room For John Abraham

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cardinals have released LB Marcus Benard on Tuesday to make room for veteran OLB John Abraham. Abraham is returning to the team after he took a leave of absence to weigh his future. Benard, 29, just re-signed wtth Cardinals after it appears as though Abraham was set to retire. Benard previously signed one-year contract with Arizona...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Chiefs, Falcons, Lions, Packers,

  Cardinals The Cardinals signed OLB Marcus Benard to a one-year, $730,000 contract that carries a cap figure of $536,471. (Adam Caplan) Chiefs Chiefs signed S Daniel Sorensen to their practice squad and removed DL Kona Schwenke. (Terez A. Paylor) Falcons LT Jake Matthews is not practicing on Thursday. (Vaughn McClure) Lions The Lions signed veteran OL Garrett Reynolds...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Abraham leaves team, considering retirement after concussion

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game. The Cardinals confirmed that Abraham had left and announced they had been granted a roster exemption, using it to re-sign linebacker Marcus Benard. The 36-year-old Abraham sustained a concussion in Monday night's 18-17 season-opening victory over...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game. The Cardinals confirmed that Abraham had left and announced they had been granted a roster exemption, using it to re-sign linebacker Marcus Benard. The 36-year-old Abraham sustained a concussion in Monday night's 18-17 season-opening victory over San...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Re-Sign OLB Marcus Benard

  Darren Urban reports that the Cardinals  are re-signing OLB Marcus Benard after they placed veteran OLB John Abraham on the reserve list. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Abraham has left the team after he sustained another concussion during the team’s season opener against the Chargers and he may not return. Abraham has reportedly been dealing with memory loss for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals began their cuts; Several veterans getting axed

The Arizona Cardinals have began making roster cuts. Linebacker Marcus Benard and Isaac Sopoaga are the first players to be informed of their release.  Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin · 2m The #Cardinals have waived LB Marcus Benard, per a league source. Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin · now The #Cardinals have waived DT Isaac Sopoaga, per a league source. Had a $1M guaranteed contract...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Benard Enjoys Taking on ‘Small Man Complex’ in New Role as Interior Pass Rusher

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...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Benard Says Tough Journey to Patriots Keeps Him Hungry, Puts Chip on His Shoulder

FOXBORO, Mass. — To say Marcus Benard has had a tough journey to the NFL would be an understatement. The pass rusher started out his amateur career at junior college before transferring to FCS Jackson State. He went undrafted in 2009 and spent the beginning of the season on the practice squad before recording 3 1/2 sacks in six games. He played in 15 games in 2010, recording 7...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns DE Benard feels "blessed" after accident

As sweat beads streaked his cheeks, defensive end Marcus Benard looked out at the green practice fields behind the Browns' training facility. For a time, he didn't know if he'd see them again. He made it back. Seven months ago, an instant of recklessness on a motorcycle nearly took Benard's life. At 26, a highly paid professional athlete just tapping into his potential...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Browns reportedly will not tender Marcus Benard

According to a report by ProFootballTalk the Browns will not tender their restricted free agent OLB / DE Marcus Benard.  What this means is that he will be unrestricted and free to sign anywhere on March 13th. While it is somewhat surprising to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Benard won’t be back.  If the Browns had tendered Benard, I believe the price tag would have been...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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