The New England Patriots and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard are reportedly parting ways.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that the Patriots are releasing Dennard, a 2012 seventh-round draft pick. Dennard played in six four games for the Patriots last season (with four starts) and was placed on injured reserve in December.
Dennard never played in more than 13 games in a single season for the Patriots after being drafted in 2012. The Nebraska alum recorded five interceptions in his three years for the Patriots, including a 95-yard pick-six in his rookie season.
The Patriots’ secondary situation is still very much in flux, and maybe even more so with the reported release of Dennard. New England already was down a pair of corners after Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner signed with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints this offseason, respectively. The Patriots did select a cornerback in the draft, taking Darryl Roberts out of Marshall late in the seventh round.
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