Under three months after claiming veteran cornerback
Dennard, who was waived by the Patriots in mid-May before his pick-up by Arizona, played in 29 games for New England over the past three seasons.
"It was shocking, because I thought I did everything right," he told the Cardinals team website. "I guess they had other plans and I wasn't in it. But I'm happy to be here with the Cardinals."
Dennard wasn't alone among secondary personnel dumped by New England this offseason. Kyle Arrington was also released. Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, meanwhile, left via free agency. But Dennard had been a starter pretty much since he was drafted despite his status as a seventh-round pick.
A hamstring injury ended his 2014 season after six games.
It certainly didn't take long for cornerback
The three-year veteran fell off the charts in 2014 after two strong years with New England in which he played in 23 games and contributed to 75 tackles.
As expected, the
Dennard started 20 of 29 games in which he played and racked up 92 tackles and five interceptions. He also started in four postseason games with two picks. But he played just six games a year ago and lost time to a hamstring injury.
Dennard appeared in six games last season and produced 15 tackles with one interception.
|2012||New England Patriots||10||35||34.0||1||0||3||95||31.7||87||1||8|
|2013||New England Patriots||13||40||34.0||6||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||15||13.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2012||New England Patriots||10||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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