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  • Robert Alford: Visits with Cardinals

    Alford had a visit with Arizona on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Alford finished the 2021 campaign on injured reserve due to a pectoral injury, but he now appears to be back to full health. He appeared in 13 games during his first season with the Cardinals and logged 37 tackles (30 solo), an interception and four pass defenses.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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HT/WT: 5-10, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Hammond, LA
Age: 35
School: Southeastern Louisiana
Experience: 10