Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard seemed happy enough to be running around at training camp with his fellow Patriots.

"It feels great" he smiled after the rainy practice session. "It's a great opportunity to go out here with my team and enjoy it."

As well he should enjoy it. Foxboro is better than jail right?

Dennard was arrested in his home state of Nebraska on July 11 and charged with driving under the influence. This just three months after he was convicted of assaulting a police officer sentenced to jail (30 days served after the 2013 season in March) and put on probation for two years.

He appeared in court Wednesday to clarify whether or not he could still travel outside of Nebraska. As the initial probation conditions stood firm he returned to New England for training camp.