New England Patriots Release Alfonzo Dennard: Potential Landing Spots


As you probably know by now, the New England Patriots have cut ties with cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. While it was premature to release Dennard, there’s nothing we can do about it now. Let’s send Dennard off by brainstorming teams that may sign him in the coming days.

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San Francisco 49ers: Like the Patriots, the 49ers’ cornerback group has been ransacked this offseason with Chris Culliver heading to the nation’s capital and Perrish Cox joining the Tennessee Titans. In what has been an offseason of extreme change for the entire 49ers’ organization, no one in the Bay Area would question the signing of Dennard.

Indianapolis Colts: At the very least, signing Dennard would mean that Andrew Luck would no longer have to worry about the former Cornhusker; three of Dennard’s six career interceptions have been at Luck’s expense. After Vontae Davis and Greg Toler, the Colts have room to improve at the cornerback position.

New York Giants: Considering the Giants’ need for depth at cornerback, Dennard could join former teammate Shane Vereen in New York. Furthermore, Trumaine McBride and Prince Amukamara are both entering the final year of their contracts.

Pittsburgh Steelers: A secondary that will be playing without Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor for the first time since the Bush administration may be the ideal place for Dennard to re-boot his career. Like the other teams on this roster, it’s unlikely that Dennard would be signed as a starter, but he would upgrade the Steelers’ depth at the position.

Three of Dennard’s six career picks have been at the expense of Andrew Luck.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Always a team that is trying to emulate perennial powerhouses (it’s no coincidence that former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is their coach), the Jaguars may reach out to Dennard. The team signed Davon House over the offseason, but more should be done to improve a secondary that sees a lot of Andrew Luck, Dennard’s favorite quarterback.

New York Jets: When it comes to former Patriots, you can never rule out the Jets being interested. Even though their cornerback position is pretty crowded right now, it would not be too surprising if the Jets signed Dennard to at least increase the competitive intensity in training camp.