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Atlanta Falcons

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November 7, 2020 08:32 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Shifts to 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons activated Dennard (hamstring) from injured reserve Saturday.

Dennard missed five games with a hamstring injury, but the 29-year-old cornerback has a week of practice under his belt and will start Sunday versus the Broncos. Starting defensive ends Dante Fowler (hamstring) and Takkarist McKinley (groin) have been ruled out, so Dennard's work in coverage will be even more important. Dennard allowed a 75.4 passer rating through the first three games of the year.

November 2, 2020 12:32 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Preparing to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons designated Dennard (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Monday, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Dennard now has a 21-day window to return from IR. The veteran cornerback will return to practice this week and likely will be watched closely, and he could be available as soon as this Sunday's home game versus Denver. He'll need to be formally activated to the 53-man roster by Saturday to play Sunday.

September 29, 2020 03:36 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Placed on IR with injured hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard (hamstring) has been placed on IR, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Dennard certainly didn't look hampered by a hamstring injury, as he still racked up six tackles and an interception in Week 3 against the Bears. Soft tissue injuries are tricky, though, and Atlanta's not taking any chances with the veteran cornerback. With the special IR rules in 2020, Dennard will be eligible to return after three weeks, so the earliest he could play again would be Week 7 against the Lions.

September 29, 2020 04:28 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: All over field Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 16, 2020 04:40 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Not on Wednesday's injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Dennard left the season opener against Seattle with an undisclosed injury, but he's evidently over whatever was bothering him. He should be out there in Week 2 against the Cowboys' high-powered receiving corps.

September 13, 2020 09:48 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Suffers injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard left the team's Week 1 contest against the Seahawks and did not return, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear what kind of injury Dennard suffered, though he did not return to game action. Kendall Sheffield also went down for the Falcons, potentially leaving them thin in the secondary for a Week 2 matchup against the Cowboys.

August 4, 2020 12:04 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Deal with Atlanta finalized
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The 28-year-old cornerback joins Atlanta after negotiations on a three-year, $13.5 million contract to join the Jaguars fell through in March. Adding Dennard -- who has 24 career starts and 77 appearances to his name -- provides the position group with much needed veteran experience, as first-round pick A.J. Terrell enters his rookie season facing an abbreviated offseason. Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield show promise, meanwhile, but offer just 29 combined NFL starts. Dennard is expected to fill the nickelback position, while Sheffield, Oliver and Terrell vie for starting roles defending the perimeter.

August 2, 2020 02:00 AM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Physical with Atlanta pending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard has not yet become an official member of the Falcons, Jason Butt of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The 28-year-old cornerback agreed to contract terms with the Falcons on Thursday, but the transaction has yet to be finalized as Dennard must first clear at least one more COVID-19 screening, and then pass a physical before signing with the team. If all goes well, it is expected he will officially become a member of the team Sunday or Monday. Dennard would be a solid addition to the back end of Atlanta's defense, as he has registered 17 pass deflections across 38 appearances (with 20 starts) since 2017. The Falcons' top three cornerbacks -- Isaiah Oliver, A.J. Terrell and Kendall Sheffield -- have 29 career starts between them, meaning Dennard's presence has the potential to infuse much-needed veteran savvy to the position group.

July 30, 2020 06:40 PM
Falcons' Darqueze Dennard: Heading south
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Dennard on Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The team's top three cornerbacks have been selected in the past three drafts, so Dennard brings a veteran presence to the group. Set to turn 29 in October, he's expected to serve as the nickelback, from which he averaged nearly 57 tackles per 16 games in six seasons with the Bengals. Dennard's primary problem is staying on the field, as he's played 77 of a possible 96 games in his career.

March 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Darqueze Dennard: Won't sign with Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard no longer plans to sign with the Jaguars, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

The two parties reached a verbal agreement last week but apparently couldn't close out a deal. Dennard thus remains an unrestricted free agent, coming off a 2019 campaign in which knee and hamstring injuries limited him to nine games. The 2014 first-round pick struggled to earn snaps early in his career, before emerging as a solid slot corner for the Bengals the past three seasons.

March 17, 2020 06:52 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Headed to Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars will sign Dennard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dennard, who the Bengals took 24th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, was limited to nine games and 37 tackles last season. He'll now look to engineer a bounce-back campaign in 2020, while bolstering the Jaguars' secondary in the process.

January 24, 2020 01:16 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Limited to nine games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2019 11:56 AM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 13, 2019 02:04 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Managing illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots due to an illness, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

The veteran cornerback was able to practice fully Thursday but his status for Week 15 is in doubt due to the illness. Tony McRae or B.W. Webb figure to have an increased role should Dennard be unable to play.

November 19, 2019 06:28 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Nearly reaches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard registered nine tackles during Sunday's 17-10 loss to Oakland.

In his third appearance of the season, Dennard logged 93 percent of the defensive snaps and almost led the team in tackles. It's not certain he'll continue to see heavy playing time, but he could be worthy of IDP consideration if he does.

November 6, 2019 03:44 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

With the help of Week 9's bye, Dennard began the practice week at full speed. He's only played one game this season, but the 2014 first-round pick logged 70 defensive snaps in the contest, recording five tackles and two pass breakups. Dennard is slated for a starting role Sunday against the Ravens with Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) trending toward a third straight absence.

October 25, 2019 11:32 AM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 24, 2019 02:16 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Doubtful for Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor said Thursday that Dennard (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Rams, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Dennard appears to have picked up a hamstring injury Week 7 versus the Jaguars, the severity of which has put his availability for Sunday's game against the Rams in jeopardy. With Dre Kirkpatrick nursing a hyperextended knee, Dennard's absence would be a notable blow for Cincinnati's secondary.

October 23, 2019 06:12 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Unable to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 18, 2019 04:08 PM
Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Returns from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennard (knee) was activated off the PUP list Friday.

Dennard spent the first six games of the season on the PUP list due to the knee injury, but he's good to go for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. The Bengals are in dire need of the help at cornerback with William Jackson (shoulder) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) ruled out.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-3821300000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4052700100
Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-3033601200
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2721300100
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2461700000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ATL5326188010004
2019CIN95372512000005
2018CIN139685414000006
2017CIN166856124221098916
2016CIN153473215000001
2015CIN1012014601101003
2014CIN14016133100001
Total8227300 218.082 3411989126
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020ATL500---000
2019CIN900---000
2018CIN1300---000
2017CIN16100.0000
2016CIN1500---000
2015CIN1000---000
2014CIN1400---000
Total82100.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/205
Birthdate:
10/10/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Dry Branch, GA, USA
School:
Michigan State
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: