Robert Alford

#23 DB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 186 lb Age: 27 College: Southeastern Louisiana Bye 10

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  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Falcons' Robert Alford ready to expand his game

    Falcons cornerback Robert Alford knows that in order to continue to play at a high level he has to keep expanding his game, per Alford wants to be ready if his coaches approach him and ask for the 26-year-old to move down to the slot and play more in a nickleback role. "I'd love to play outside and nickel," Alford said. "I told the coaches I'd love to play both. Wherever they need me, I'm willing to play. As long as I'm on the field being able to compete and show my talent, I feel good." Alford recorded 31 tackles and three interceptions in 10 games last season.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Falcons' Robert Alford to train with retired Ryan Clark this offseason

    Falcons cornerback Robert Alford is expected to train with recently retired cornerback Ryan Clark in Louisiana this offseason, reports ESPN. The former Steelers corner announced his retirement on Wednesday and is expected to serve as an analyst on ESPN. Alford knows Clark through his brother, former Saints corner Fred Booker, who was Clark's college roommate at LSU. "All the advice and things I do have to offer him he's going to get, from helping him watch film to helping him understand where he was beat on certain plays, to how he can improve himself, physically," Clark said. "But also the mental approach to the game. So I'm excited about getting an opportunity to work with him. Anytime you get a chance to work with a true friend, somebody you've known a long time, it's exciting."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Falcons to place cornerback Robert Alford on IR

    The Falcons announced cornerback Robert Alford will have surgery on his wrist Monday and will be placed on injured reserve. Alford has not played since injuring his wrist in Week 11.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Three injured Falcons ruled out for Week 15 game

    Super wideout Julio Jones (hip) heads a list of inactives posted by the Falcons for their Sunday game against the Steelers. The other two injured inactives are cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and safety William Moore (foot). The healthy scratches are quarterback Sean Renfree, linebackers James Anderson and Tyler Starr and tackle Jonathan Scott.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Falcons list injury report for Week 15

    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) is the most notable player listed as questionable for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. other players deemed questionable were fullback Patrick DiMarco (illness) and safety William Moore (foot). Guard Jon Asamoah (back), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow), defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder) and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) were all labeled as probable. Meanwhile, cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) was the only player on the report ruled out for Sunday.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons unveil inactives for Monday Night Football

    The Falcons ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game at Green Bay: cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), quarterback Sean Renfree, linebacker James Anderson, safety Charles Godfrey, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, linebacker Tyler Starr and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow).

  • by Igor Mello |

    Falcons CB Robert Alford gets the red light for MNF

    Falcons cornerback Robert Alford was officially ruled out for Monday night's contest against Green Bay because of a wrist injury, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Alford suffered the injury in Week 11 against Panthers and hasn't been able to return.After sitting out his third straight game this Sunday, he'll look to return Week 15 against the Steelers.

  • by R.J. White |

    Falcons WR Harry Douglas returns to practice Friday

    Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) was a limited participant in practice Friday, the team announced. Douglas was unable to practice Wednesday after catching nine passes for 116 yards in a Week 13 win against the Cardinals but made his return to action Friday. Provided he can continue practicing Saturday, he figures to be active for Monday's Week 14 matchup with the Packers. Guard Justin Blalock (back) and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow) were both limited Friday for a second straight day. Wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) and cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) remained out of practice Friday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Falcons CB Robert Alford could be back at practice Thursday

    Falcons coach Mike Smith said cornerback Robert Alford, who has missed the last two games due to a wrist injury, will be fitted for a cast Monday. Smith said Alford could start practicing as soon as Thursday. The Falcons will play the Packers in Week 14.

  • by Chris Cwik |

    Falcons list inactives for Week 13

    The Falcons have listed Sean Renfree, Robert Alford, Tyler Starr, Jonathan Scott, Roddy White, Paul Soliai and James Anderson as inactive Week 13 against the Cardinals. White is the biggest name listed. He was considered questionable coming into the contest due to an ankle injury. He was unable to practice all week due to the issue. Soliai was also listed as questionable coming into the game.

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