CB Alfonzo Dennard was released on Friday from the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility in Lincoln, Neb. Dennard was charged with assault on a police officer in Lincoln in 2012, before he was drafted in the seventh round by the Patriots.

Dennard was sentenced to a 60-day sentence starting at March 1, but only served 35 days because of good behavior.  He also served three days prior to March 1 and was given two years probation.

Dennard was also dismissed of a drunk driving charge from last summer.  In exchange, Dennard had to pay $500 and was given another year of probation.

Although Dennard may be set with the law, he may not be with the NFL according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

 

If Dennard is deemed a punishment by the NFL, this could pose a problem for the Patriots secondary that already has CB Brandon Browner serving a four game suspension at the beginning of the season.  This would lead to either CB Kyle Arrington or CB Logan Ryan starting on the other side of Revis.  Both CB are talented, but would give the Patriots a lack of depth at the corners.  It could also lead to more talented receiving cores exposing them early in the season.

Dennard has played in 23 games with 15 starts the last two years with the Patriots.  Dennard has recorded 73 total tackles, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 19 pass deflections in his career with the Patriots.

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