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ROBERT ALFORD RUMORS

Alford goes on IR; Julio Jones' status uncertain

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist. Alford, a second-draft pick in 2013, was injured last month at Carolina. Coach Mike Smith said Alford underwent surgery on Monday. Smith added that the Falcons (5-9) hope to have Julio Jones, the NFL's second-leading receiver, ''ready to...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford To Have Wrist Surgery, Will Go On I.R.

  The Atlanta Falcons announced that CB Robert Alford will have wrist surgery Monday, and will be placed on injured reserve. Robert Alford will have surgery on his wrist today and will go on IR. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) December 15, 2014 Alford was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Atlanta, and has had mixed results in his brief career. He did...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Robert Alford, Harry Douglas, Roddy White

The Atlanta Falconsdon't expect to be dealing with too many new injuries when they take on the Green Bay Packers on “Monday Night Football,” but could be missing some significant players. #459462468 / gettyimages.com Atlanta has just five players listed on its final Week 14 injury report. Of those, only starting cornerback Robert Alford has been officially ruled out...
Via NFL Injury Report
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Updates: Jonathan Babineaux, Robert Alford, Antone Smith

The Atlanta Falcons had a rough game injury-wise Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.  The injuries tainted the victory which launched the Falcons into first-place in the NFC South.  Early in the first-quarter starting corner back Robert Alford suffered a wrist injury and did not return to the game. Coach Mike Smith announced Monday that Alford is likely to miss two to four weeks...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Falcons Will Have A Top Five Cornerback Duo In 2014

The Falcons' two first picks in the 2013 draft, Desmond Trufant (right) and Robert Alford (left) will both be expected to step up in 2014. Desmond Trufant, 6-foot and 190 pounds, was picked in the first round, while Robert Alford, 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, was picked in the second round. They both have the speed and agility to stick with every receiver, as well as the ball skills...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Cornerbacks finally a strength for the Atlanta Falcons?

View poll on FanMob The Falcons begin the 2014 campaign with a young, potentially-great crop of cornerbacks. Impressive rookie seasons by Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have set expectations high, while the group as a whole looks to become a shutdown unit the team can lean on. Trufant is well on his way to solidifying a reputation as a legitimate lockdown defender. Trufant added...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toughest Competition the Falcons Sophomore CBs Will Face this Season

By Michael Aprile Coming off stellar 2013 rookie campaigns, Falcons’ cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford not only showed that they belonged in the NFL, but also that they could become the building blocks or “pillars”, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff likes to say, that the team desperately needs going forward. In 2014, the two young cornerbacks will face a “murderer’s...
Via TopSportsReport
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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 position...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 31, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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