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Marcus Benard feels 'blessed'

Updated: May 30, 2012, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- 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, Benard, who had beaten the odds and made an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, almost threw ...

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