Yesterday, the New England Patriots released cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. Could the Ravens be interested in the former starter?
Dennard was drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but don't let his draft status fool you, he ended up seeing the field quite heavily for the Patriots, playing in 29 games over the last three years. Sadly, an injury forced his season to end prematurely last year. Part of the reason that Dennard was drafted so late was less because of his talent level and more so because of a driving under the influence charge that violated his probation from a felony assault of a police officer. Many analysts expected Dennard to be a top two-round talent in the 2012 NFL Draft, but saw his stock slip due to these concerns.
With the Patriots pretty full up at corner this season, they clearly didn't need Dennard on the roster. However, the Ravens could use all the additional depth they could get at this point. After a terrible 2014 season for a secondary that saw record numbers of players be injured, the Ravens were expected to add additional players through the Draft last week, but were only able to grab a single corner with their 10 original picks.
With the expected starters being Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb, it is a crapshoot of who will see the field at this time. Denard should come pretty cheap to the Ravens due to his release and original draft status and should be able to suit up immediately as a nickle corner for Baltimore's defense.
Do you think the Ravens should call Alfonzo Dennard's agent up?