Browns' Benard grateful for second chance

Marcus Benard offered very little in the way of details about the October 2011 motorcyle crash that ended his season last year.

But the Cleveland Browns defensive end did say he learned some things about himself and life following the crash that broke his right hand and caused other unspecified injuries.

You learn more about life," he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer following the Browns OTA work. "You learn more about yourself. Sitting out and going through what I went through, rehab and everything, you always sit back and evaluate yourself and evaluate your position in life and definitely a little bit of insight."

It marked his first interview since the crash.

Benard was traveling at a high rate of speed on I-71 when he lost control of the motorcyle and hit a guard rail, propelling him about 80 yards from the bike. So Benard knows he is lucky to be alive, much less playing football again.

He is also learning a new position, switching to outside linebacker in the Browns new 4-3 system and running with the second unit

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