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Alfonzo Dennard | Defensive Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Nebraska
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Alfonzo Dennard has spent the offseason working out with teammates Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty and Tavon Wilson in Arizona.
He's working to get back on the Patriots' radar after falling behind Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan on the depth chart. Dennard seems to finally be over the hamstring injury that plagued him most of last season. Cutting Dennard would only cost New England $14,000 in dead money so his roster spot is far from secure. Dennard is in the final year of his rookie deal. Apr 19 - 9:50 AM

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The Boston Globe considers CB Alfonzo Dennard a candidate for offseason release.

Dennard showed promising press-coverage skills his first three NFL seasons, but plummeted down the depth chart in 2014 as the Patriots brought in Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Malcolm Butler. Now owed a $1.59 million base salary, Dennard is overpaid. If cut, we wouldn't be surprised to see Dennard resurface as a starter elsewhere. He's still only 25 years old.
Feb 15 - 2:00 PM

Patriots placed CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Dennard has missed the last three games and was already ruled out for Week 17. He'll now be sidelined for the playoffs. Dennard had just 15 tackles and an interception in six games this year.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder) will not play against the Chiefs Monday night.

Dennard did not travel with the team to Kansas City. Dennard had been considered probable, but was a listed a limited participant each practice this week. Logan Ryan will start opposite Darrelle Revis.
Source: NESN
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 09:28:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 07:12:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 12:57:00 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
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 05:41:00 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.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 12:16:00 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.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 06:01:00 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

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