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Alfonzo Dennard | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Nebraska
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Patriots activated CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder surgery) from the active/PUP list.
It puts Dennard on track to push sophomore Logan Ryan to start opposite Darrelle Revis while Brandon Browner serves his four-game suspension. With Kyle Arrington at slot corner, Dennard could tumble down the depth chart if he doesn't fend off Ryan. Dennard was hit-or-miss in 727 snaps a season ago. Jul 29 - 7:12 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Dennard originally hurt his shoulder in Week 8. He hardly missed any time, but ended up needing a repair and sat out the entire offseason program. Dennard should be ready to go as a third or fourth corner when training camp rolls around. He may start opposite Darrelle Revis until Brandon Browner's suspension is up.
Jun 18 - 12:57 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard was released from Lancaster Country, Nebraska jail on Friday.

Dennard served 35 of a possible 60 days for violating his probation stemming from an April 2012 arrest. He won't miss any of the Patriots' offseason program and should be ready for the start of OTAs.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 4 - 5:41 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard will report to a Nebraska jail to serve his 60-day sentence for felony assault and violating his probation.

Dennard's initial sentence was only 30 days, but 30 more were added after he violated his probation. He was also given 100 more hours of community service and an extra year of probation. Dennard could be released in 38 days with good behavior. By starting the sentence now, it is possible he will miss little if any of the Pats offseason program. Dennard was not spectacular in 2013 but projects as a starting cornerback for New England in 2014.
Mar 1 - 12:16 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round.

Dennard sat out practice last week, but returned to limited participation on Tuesday and hasn't had any setbacks. Despite being listed as questionable, he's expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Colts.
Jan 10 - 6:01 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard had 30 days added to his original 30-day jail sentence Thursday as a result of violating his probation.

Dennard's probation was originally part of his sentence for a felony assault conviction earlier this year. Dennard also must perform an additional 100 hours of community service on top of the 100 he already had, had his probation extended by one year, and must refrain from drinking alcohol. Dennard will begin serving time on March 1, and his sentence can be reduced to 38 days due to good behavior. Judge Stephanie Stacy warned Dennard by saying, "I want you to know this is your last chance."
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Dennard suffered a setback with his knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday night's win over the Broncos and was only able to practice on a limited basis this week. Kyle Arrington will replace him at right cornerback, with Logan Ryan playing in nickel packages.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) is expected to be out a few weeks.

According to the NFL Network, Dennard had a small meniscus procedure over the weekend. It's a concern for the Patriots as they head into a matchup with Peyton Manning and the Broncos this week. Their other starting corner, Aqib Talib, appeared to aggravate his hip injury in the loss at Carolina Monday night.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:14:00 AM

The Boston Herald reports Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) is expected to miss Week 12, and is without a timetable for a return.

It's bad news for a Patriots team that will be hosting Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday, and also dealing with injuries to Aqib Talib (hip) and Kyle Arrington (groin). Dennard injured his knee in practice last week, but the Pats have predictably provided few details. He's likely dealing with an MCL issue of some sort.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Dennard suffered the knee injury during practice this week. He didn't practice Saturday and won't play on Monday night against the Panthers. Aqib Talib (hip) remains on track to return after missing the last three games and is expected to shadow Steve Smith in coverage.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 02:01:00 PM

A league source tells the Boston Globe the Patriots are not planning to release CB Alfonzo Dennard in the wake of his DUI arrest, but are prepared for him to be suspended.

Dennard has been arrested twice in two years. Jets CB Aaron Berry was suspended three games under similar circumstances. Dennard could be sent to jail if prosecutors decide to revoke his probation at a July 31 court appearance. The troublemaking cornerback was/is scheduled to serve 30 days in jail beginning next March after being convicted of assaulting a police officer in an April 2012 incident. Dennard is contesting the DUI charge, saying he actually blew under the legal limit on his breathalyzer test. The arresting officer alleges Dennard did not blow hard enough.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Lincoln, Neb. prosecutors want to revoke Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard's probation after he was busted for drunk driving on July 11.

Dennard is on two years probation for assaulting a police officer in April 2012, and is scheduled to serve 30 days in jail beginning next March. His latest arrest has put him in a very precarious legal situation. Dennard would be sent to jail if his probation is revoked. The matter will be taken up in court on July 31.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard is scheduled to appear in court July 31 to determine if his arrest for suspicion of DUI violated the terms of his probation.

Dennard is on probation from a February assault conviction, so it's possible he could be sentenced to jail for his latest arrest. Even if he avoids further legal troubles, his 2013 status remains uncertain. Dennard will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and could be facing a league-imposed suspension. The Patriots' training camp opens on July 25.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, arrested for DUI on Thursday, said he took two or more breathalyzer tests from police after being pulled over.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who cited an unnamed source who had communicated with Dennard, the Patriots' cornerback did not blow hard enough to register a blood-alcohol measurement. Lincoln, Nebraska police reportedly allege Dennard declined to take a breath test. Dennard is on probation from a February assault conviction. He faces an uncertain future.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 01:36:00 PM

The Patriots said they are "extremely disappointed" to learn of CB Alfonzo Dennard's Thursday morning DUI arrest.

The Patriots released the following statement: "The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennard’s arrest. We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident." It's your typical day-of-the-arrest comment, and we wouldn't have expected much more. ESPN Boston wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots waived Dennard.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 11:56:00 AM

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