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Patriots rule out Alfonzo Dennard

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The Patriots have ruled cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee) out of Sunday’s game at Houston, the club announced Saturday night.

Dennard played 21 snaps in the Patriots’ comeback win vs. the Broncos on Sunday, recording one tackle. He has notched 35 tackles, defended seven passes and picked off one pass in 10 games (eight starts) for New England in 2013. He missed the Patriots’ Week 11 loss at Carolina with a knee ailment before returning six days later against Denver.

With Dennard out, Kyle Arrington could get the call at right cornerback on Sunday at Houston. Arrington, who’s questionable with a groin injury, has started the last two games on the right side for 8-3 New England, which has a three-game lead in the AFC East.

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5 Responses to “Patriots rule out Alfonzo Dennard”
  1. beerndrums says: Nov 30, 2013 10:28 PM

    The cheaters of N E suck.Easy schedule as usual…play the good teams at home and the crappy teams on the road….as usual
    Get beat easily in the first half but come out in the 2nd half and win the game?…….yeah….they aren’t cheating

  2. scaredhitless says: Nov 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    Does it even matter who the Patriots play?

    Gronk will shove his way into defenders all day long without a offensive pass interference flag.

    Nate Solder will hold the opponents best pass rusher to the blind eye of the umpire and referee.

    Tom Brady will get any call he sees fit. If he doesn’t he’ll just throw a tantrum.

    Then the playoffs happen and everything goes just as planned – another season ending without Lombardi.

    In 50 years they’ll be chanting 2004 everywhere except New England.

  3. j0esixpack says: Nov 30, 2013 10:38 PM

    scaredhitless – obsess much?

    You don’t have a chip on your shoulder by any chance, do you?

  4. swagger52 says: Nov 30, 2013 11:50 PM

    I have a question….

    To get back into the Denver game quickly…

    Does Bellichek tell Amendola and Gronkowski to alternate with heavy picks of the other’s defender, knowing that offensive penalties will never be thrown?

    Or…have they been playing for Brady long enough to know that without Bill telling them that????

  5. pastabelly says: Dec 1, 2013 6:47 AM

    Dennard has had a solid season and the defensive backfield has had a very good year. Talib must be signed to a new deal. The Patriots seem to take steps backward every time star corners leave for free agency (Ty Law, Asante Samuel).

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