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Pats Shouldn't Release Dennard

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The Patriots have said they will not release Dennard, but he could still miss time this season if he is found guilty and convicted of jail time or suspended by the NFL. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.
The Patriots have said they will not release Dennard, but he could still miss time this season if he is found guilty and convicted of jail time or suspended by the NFL. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.

According to the Boston Globe, CB Alfonzo Dennard will not be cut by the New England Patriots. Dennard, who was arrested under suspicion of DUI on July 11, will be due in court July 31. 

The article also says that Dennard is disputing the police report, which stated that Dennard did not blow hard enough into the breathalyzer. Dennard claims he registered below the limit for two breathalyzers and passed a field test. 

The Patriots may have to prepare for some time without him, however, as the report indicates the team is bracing for some type of suspension from the league. Dennard could still be found guilty and have to serve jail time. 

While there are some in-house options the team could consider, there is little out there on the free-agent market. Dennard, who was drafted in the seventh round of 2012, started six games in his rookie year, recording three interceptions, seven pass deflections, a forced fumble, and 34 tackles.