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Cardinals' Robert Alford: Moves to IR
Alford (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
The Cardinals haven't revealed how serious Alford's injury is, but he'll miss a minimum of three games after Saturday's designation. Marco Wilson and Kevin Peterson will take over the additional snaps in Alford's absence.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Out Sunday
Alford (pectoral) is out Sunday against the Lions, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Alford was unable to practice all week with the injury. In his absence, Marco Wilson and Antonio Hamilton will likely see extra opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Off COVID-19 list
Alford was activated from the COVID-19 list Friday.
Alford was added to the list just over a week ago but has apparently passed through all of the necessary protocols. The veteran cornerback hasn't seen the field since 2018 but could end that stretch in Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Moves to COVID-19 list
The Cardinals placed Alford (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Alford now looks unlikely for Saturday's preseason finale against the Saints, but he will have over two weeks to gain clearance ahead of the regular-season opener versus the Titans on Sept. 12. Until the veteran cornerback fully clears the league's COVID-19 protocols, however, he will have to remain away from team facilities.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Returning to Arizona
The Cardinals signed Alford (pectoral) to a one-year deal Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Prior to Alford's two serious injuries over the past two years, the 32-year-old was a key component of Atlanta's defense, establishing a career high in tackles during his 2017 campaign (68 tackles). While it is unclear how the cornerback is doing in his recovery process, once healthy, Alford will aim to step back into his starting role.... See More ... See Less
Robert Alford: Let go by Cardinals
The Cardinals cut Alford (pectoral) on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Alford's two-year stint in Arizona was defined by injuries, as he missed the 2019 season with a broken tibia and the 2020 season with a torn pectoral muscle. It's unclear if he's fully recovered from the latter at this point, but the 32-year-old cornerback should be ready to go for the 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Removed from COVID list
Alford (pectoral) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The 32-year-old cornerback remains on injured reserve with a torn pectoral suffered in August. Set to make $7.5 million in 2021 in what will be his final year under contract with the Cardinals, Alford eyes his first game appearance since Dec. 30, 2018. A fractured tibia cost him all of 2019 after he joined the Cardinals as a free agent in February of that year.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Shifts to COVID list
Alford was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A torn pectoral injury ended Alford's 2020 season in August, marking a second devastating injury in as many years after the 32-year-old was forced to sit out the entire 2019 campaign because of a fractured tibia. The former Falcon remains focused on a potential 2021 Cardinals debut, as he has still not suited up in a regular-season game since joining Arizona in February 2019.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Officially on IR
Alford (pectoral) was officially placed on the Cardinals' injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It's been a rough couple years for Alford, as he also missed the entire 2019 season after fracturing his tibia during training camp. At 31 years old, he will have to really focus on his recovery and prepping for the 2021 season. There is now an open competition for who will start at cornerback next to Patrick Peterson and Byron Murphy in nickel packages.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: More bad injury news
Alford suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday's practice, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
It's unclear how Alford sustained the injury, but the veteran will be evaluated before the team figures out the extent. The hope is that the issue is minor, especially considering the 31-year-old missed all of last season with a broken leg.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Season officially over
Alford will sit out of the 2020 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle Monday, Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic reports.
Alford missed the entire 2019 season after fracturing his tibia during training camp, and the 31-year-old cornerback will miss a second straight season with a torn pectoral muscle. There's now an open competition for who will start at cornerback next to Patrick Peterson and Byron Murphy in nickel packages. Kevin Peterson and Duke Thomas are front runners for the gig.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Ready for Arizona debut
Alford (leg) is healthy and ready to make his debut for the Cardinals, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports.
The 31-year-old joined Arizona on a three-year, $22.5 million deal in February 2019, but he missed the entirety of the season after fracturing his tibia. Alford has yet to officially see the field for the Cardinals, but he figures to play a prominent role at cornerback alongside Patrick Peterson and Byron Murphy.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: Unlikely to return until Week 16
Alford (leg) said he'll play, at most, the final two games of the year, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Alford relayed that he still has "boxes to check," but he's been rehabbing with pool work to get ready for a return to practice. When/if Alford does return to the lineup, it's unclear how he'll be deployed after allowing 11.2 yards per target and eight scores in 2018. The situation is muddled by the likelihood that the Cardinals will be out of playoff contention at that point.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Robert Alford: May return this season
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Alford (leg) could return from IR this season, but he won't practice this week, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Alford fractured his tibia in August and was placed on IR after making the 53-man roster in September. It sounds like he's nearing a full recovery, but the Cardinals will continue monitoring his progress. The 2013 second-rounder struggled in coverage last year, allowing 11.2 yards per target and eight touchdowns, but if he returns, he'd likely carve out a role considering the Cardinals sport the worst pass defense in the league, allowing 297.5 passing yards per game.... See More ... See Less
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