Report: Dennard waives hearing, pleads not guilty

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Report: Dennard waives hearing, pleads not guilty

On Tuesday, Patriots rookie Alfonzo Dennard entered a written plea of not guilty to third-degree assault of a police officer. He waived Wednesday's arraignment hearing, according to Omaha.com.

Dennard's next court date was not disclosed.

The cornerback, 22, was arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska less than a week before the NFL draft. Allegedly, he was fighting with another man outside a bar, and assaulted one of the officers who tried to intervene.

He's also charged with resisting arrest.

In the meantime, Dennard is not barred from OTAs. He participated in workouts last week and shouldn't miss mid-June's mini-camp.

Not that New England is too bothered; the Patriots signed Dennard to a four-year deal on Tuesday.

First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots: Defensive back, receiver depth stands out

First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots: Defensive back, receiver depth stands out

Like Bill Belichick says: jobs aren't won or lost during OTAs and minicamp. That doesn't mean we can't guess at who lands on the 53-man roster in September.

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