Alfonzo Dennard has not participated in the New England Patriots' last three practice sessions due to an unspecified minor injury the Boston Herald reported Monday morning. Dennard has attended all eight practices of training camp.

Some conspiracy theorist deduced that Dennard's lack of noticeable injury -- not wearing a brace wrap or walking with a limp -- could mean the cornerback's absense was because of a DUI arrest earlier this offseason in Lincoln Neb. The line of thinking followed that the Patriots wanted to get other players time on the field in case Dennard missed time in the regular season.