Pats have released defensive lineman Marcus Benard.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 30, 2013
While Benard was certainly on the bubble, he had enough moments that made many think he had a shot at making the roster. Benard had a solid camp and a few showing in the preseason games. Still, his performance was not seen as good enough by Bill Belichick and the coaching staff.
Benard is the fourth cut reported today. Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard have been cut along with newcomers Stephon Morris.