|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||July 26, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Adrian, Michigan|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Marcus Benard (born July 26, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Jackson State.
Benard was promoted from the Browns practice squad to the active roster on November 9, 2009. He had 7.5 sacks in 2010, his best season as a pro. After playing in only four games in 2011 due to injury, Benard was injured again in training camp and waived/injured by the Browns on August 27, 2012.
New England Patriots
Benard signed with the New England Patriots and was released on August 30, 2013.
Benard signed with the Arizona Cardinals on October 2, 2013.
On October 10, 2011, on his way home from Browns practice, Benard was involved in a motorcycle accident.
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- "Scary moment for Benard, Browns". Toronto Sun. November 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- "Browns linebacker Marcus Benard collapses in locker room". wkyc.com. Nov 11, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
- Steer, Jen (10 October 2011). "Browns player Marcus Benard in motorcycle crash on I-71". Retrieved 10 October 2011.