Dennard's jail stay will begin March 1, 2014, meaning the second-year cornerback will be available for training camp. The former Nebraska standout will receive credit for the three days he already has served behind bars, but he must perform 100 hours of "law-enforcement related" community service, the newspaper reported. Judge Stephanie Stacy said she would consider a motion aimed at shortening or eliminating Dennard's jail term if he follows all of the conditions of his sentencing.
The NFL will review the incident involving Dennard, but no decision has been made yet as to whether the league will discipline him, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.
Dennard -- projected to start across from Aqib Talib this season -- tumbled down draft boards after the incident, but the Patriots took a gamble on the talented cornerback. There was concern his sentencing might wipe him off the roster for part or all of the offseason -- if not longer -- but the Patriots' secondary remains intact heading into 2013.