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  • Darqueze Dennard: Released by San Francisco

    The 49ers released Dennard on Monday. Dennard signed a one-year deal with the 49ers after appearing in the team's divisional-round win over the Packers in January -- his lone contest with the team. However, the veteran defensive back is part of San Francisco's first wave of cuts in 2022. Dennard has had a tough time solidifying a role after seven solid years in Cincinnati to start his career.
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  • 49ers' Darqueze Dennard: Lands with San Francisco

    Dennard agreed to a one-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Dennard played on special teams during the 49ers' divisional-round win over the Packers in 2021, and he'll now land a deal with the team ahead of the 2022 campaign. The 30-year-old appeared in three games between the Giants and 49ers last year and totaled four tackles (three solo).
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  • Darqueze Dennard: Checks in with Baltimore

    Dennard (undisclosed) had a workout with the Ravens on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Dennard was waived off Arizona's injured reserve in early September but now appears to be healthy. The veteran cornerback was limited to eight games with Atlanta last season due to injury and remains in search of a new team.
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  • Cardinals' Darqueze Dennard: Done for the season

    The Cardinals placed Dennard (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The transaction's timing brings an end to Dennard's 2021 season, barring an injury settlement. The nature of the veteran cornerback's injury remains undisclosed, but the fact that he's sidelined would seem to thrust rookie Marco Wilson into a larger backup role. Dennard only logged eight appearances in Atlanta last season before suffering a quadriceps injury.
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  • Cardinals' Darqueze Dennard: Signed by Arizona

    Dennard signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday. Dennard played in just eight games with the Falcons before missing the remainder of the 2020 season with a quadriceps injury. The 29-year-old will join his second team in as many years after spending his first six campaigns with the Bengals.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Could remain in Atlanta

    The Falcons could prioritize retaining Dennard (quadriceps) this offseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Dennard was a pillar of Atlanta's secondary when healthy in 2020, but it's fair to say that injury concerns have been consistent for the veteran cornerback recently. He was only able to suit up for eight games with the Falcons in 2020 before a quadriceps injury prematurely ended his year, and he only managed nine appearances with the Bengals the season prior. Factoring in that medical history, Dennard could be motivated to agree to a team-friendly deal with the Falcons this offseason.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Won't return in Week 17

    Dennard (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Will McFadden of AtlantaFalcons.com reports. Dennard was unable to practice in any capacity throughout the week and will miss the Falcons' season finale as a result. His 2020 campaign comes to an end with 36 tackles (28 solo), five passes defensed and one interception in eight games.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Misses another practice

    Dennard (quadriceps) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's estimated injury report, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The veteran defensive back appears to be in jeopardy of sitting out a third consecutive game, having missed back-to-back practice sessions to kick off the week. Dennard has yet to demonstrate any progress towards a Week 17 activation, as he remains without even a limited practice appearance since Dec. 16. A positive COVID-19 test within the organization kept the Falcons from practicing Thursday. Should Atlanta return to in-person activities Friday, Dennard's status for the regular-season finale in Tampa Bay may become more clear.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Not available Week 16

    The Falcons ruled Dennard (quadriceps) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Dennard wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week while battling the injury, making it unsurprising that he'll remain sidelined for a second straight game. Given that the Falcons have little on the line for their season finale at Tampa Bay on Jan. 3, Dennard could have a tough time gaining clearance to play unless he resumes practicing fully at some point next week.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Won't play Sunday

    Dennard (quadriceps) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Dennard's absence will be a notable loss for Atlanta's secondary, especially with Ricardo Allen (concussion) also sidelined. Isaiah Oliver, Kendall Sheffield and Blidi Wreh-Wilson will all be candidates to handle increased roles as long as Dennard can't go.
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  • Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: All over field Week 3

    Dennard registered six tackles, two pass deflections and an interception during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Bears. After playing 63 percent of the defensive snaps in his Falcons debut Week 1, Dennard has logged starts in back-to-back weeks while fielding at least 94 percent of the workload in each contest. He and Blidi Wreh-Wilson each produced takeaways as cornerbacks Kendall Sheffield (foot) and A.J. Terrell (reserve-COVID-19) sat out Week 3, but the Bears were capable of putting up 300-plus passing yards in the game, as well as 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Limited to nine games

    Dennard had 37 tackles (25 solo) and five passes defensed in nine games this season. The 28-year-old spent the first six games of the season on the PUP list with a knee injury and missed an additional contest with a hamstring issue. He is without an interception over the last two seasons, though he did have two forced fumbles in 2018. Dennard signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Bengals last spring and is poised to return to free agency in March.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Ready to rock

    Dennard (illness) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots. Dennard was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots, but he's now set to take the field. He'll draw his usual start at cornerback across from William Jackson.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Won't play Sunday

    Dennard (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams in London, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Dennard spent the first six games of the season on the PUP list with a knee injury, and he returned to action last Sunday against the Jaguars only to suffer the hamstring injury. The 28-year-old didn't practice this week as the Bengals are once again shorthanded at cornerback with Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) also sidelined.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Unable to practice Wednesday

    Dennard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Dennard was activated from the PUP list last Friday, and he managed to suit up Week 7 against the Jaguars despite managing a knee injury. He now appears to be nursing an unrelated hamstring issue. Dennard will have two more opportunities to resume practicing before Sunday's contest against the Rams.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Targeting Week 7 return

    Dennard (knee) is trending towards retaking the field Week 7 versus the Jaguars, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Dennard will be eligible to return to practice and game action after the conclusion of Week 6, and he appears have made strong progress in his recovery from May's arthroscopic knee surgery. When back in action, Dennard will provide Cincinnati's secondary with a much-needed boost.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Remains on PUP list

    Dennard (knee) is on the PUP list to begin the regular season, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Dennard had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in May, and initially he was expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. This now means that he cannot play or practice for the first six weeks of the season.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Limited during minicamp

    Dennard (knee) was limited to rehab work during mandatory minicamp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. There was hope that Dennard, coming off minor knee surgery, would be back in full order for minicamp. While it's possible his limitations were precautionary, he'll now turn his focus to returning to 100 percent healthy before training camp in July.
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  • Darqueze Dennard: May find home soon

    Dennard has garnered interest from the Bengals, Chiefs and one more team as an unrestricted free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Not coincidentally, Dennard's most productive seasons have come with an increased snap count. Receiving 78.5 of those on defense in 2017 and 59.8 percent last year with the Bengals, he notched 153 tackles, two interceptions (one pick-six), two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 29 games. Wherever he lands, Dennard is a good bet to start considering the teams interested in his services.
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  • Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Six pass deflections in 2018

    Dennard recorded 68 tackles (54 solo), six passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 13 games in 2018. Dennard tied his career high in passes defensed, though he didn't secure any interceptions this season. While not one of the league's dominant corners, the 2014 first-round pick is a decent starter and likely will see a similar role with Cincinnati once again in 2019.
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