Veteran signs franchise tender with Atlanta

  Restricted Free Agent Robert McClain signed his franchise tender on Saturday and will suit up for the Dirty Birds in 2014. This signing, albeit under the radar, adds significant help for the Falcons in their young secondary. Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford should lock down both starting corner spots but McClain should make a positive impact manning the nickel corner positionâ...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you think Atlanta could be in the Free Agent Corner market?

This is a question worth pondering. Atlanta sits with two former rookies Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford on the perimeter and all signs point to their long term future at that spot, but there is still the need to add a nickel back into the rotation. In a previous column provided Here, Atlanta is shown to have multiple ways of obtaining their solidarity at the corner position. The...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

More Alford part of Atlanta youth movement

The youth movement is in full force for the 3-9 Atlanta Falcons. Both defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter made such clear when they talked about utilizing a few rookies over the final four games. Specifically, Nolan mentioned incorporating second-round pick Robert Alford into the left cornerback role typically filled by veteran Asante Samuel...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

PFF Grades Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford

The Atlanta Falcons are counting on their first two draft picks, Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, to have a significant impact for them this season. At training camp, as expected, results have been mixed so far. Pro Football Focus has been grading the rookies performance in their first pre-season game. Here is what they had to say about the two Falcons rookie cornerbacks. ...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Trufant, Alford get hard lessons in mini-camp

Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL. That's just fine with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, who's been watching the rookies try to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones during a mandatory three-day mini-camp. Smith says Trufant and Alford are getting valuable experience against two of the league's...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Robert Alford

Rejoice Falcons fans, another draft pick is signed, sealed, delivered and ready for camp. Our last article was about first round pick Desmond Trufant and this one is about the man with who he will be forever tied, second round pick Robert Alford.  On Friday, the Falcons came to terms with the speedy Alford on a four-year deal. At OTA's, Alford has been getting reps...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons sign second-round pick Robert Alford

The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick from Southeastern Louisiana. Alford was the second of two cornerbacks selected by the Falcons in the draft. First-round pick Desmond Trufant remains unsigned. Alford had 10 interceptions and started 31 games at Southeastern Louisiana. He also returned punts and kickoffs in 2012, taking advantage of his...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons draft pick suffers from Crohn’s Disease but it won’t slow him down

In the second round, the Falcons selected Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana. Alford is a player that can come in and compete for a starting job immediately and he could end up taking the starting job as the strong side corner opposite of Trufant, which would move Asante Samuel into the slot. Samuel loves to gamble and try to get interceptions and if he does it and misses in...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Select CB Robert Alford In The 2013 NFL Draft

2.28 Atlanta Falcons Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana (5-10, 188) With the 28th pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Falcons selected CB Robert Alford from Southeastern Louisiana. The Falcons defense lost both of their starting corners in free agency and had to address this position in the draft. In the first round they selected CB Desmond Trufant out of Washington...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Post-draft: 4 things to glean from the NFC South

Here are four things we gleaned from the NFC South teams, just days removed from the 2013 draft: 1. The Falcons need Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford to be signed, sealed and healthy for the first four-pack of games The NFL schedule-maker certainly didn't do Atlanta any favors in the first quadrant of the season, pairing the Falcons secondary against the likes of Drew Brees...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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