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Week 8 Outlook
Robert Alford suffered a pectoral muscle injury in Sunday's practice but the severity has not been evaluated yet.
Alford missed the entire 2019 season with a broken leg and is now dealing with this injury. Pectoral injuries can typically be pretty serious. Alford, entering his eighth year, would be the team's number one cornerback if healthy.
It has been confirmed that Arizona Cardinals CB Robert Alford suffered a fractured tibia during Tuesday's team practice. Alford is expected to be out for the first half of the 2019 regular season.
The Cardinals were already running a little thin at the cornerback position after Patrick Peterson received a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Now Arizona will have to rely on Tramaine Brock and Byron Murphy until Peterson and Alford return to play. In his first six seasons with the Falcons, Alford totaled 10 interceptions along, with averaging about 49 tackles per year.
The Cardinals signed cornerback Robert Alford to a three-year deal Thursday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the deal has a base salary of $22.5 million and is worth a maximum of $24 million.
The deal comes just two days after Alford was released by the Falcons, saving the team $7.9 million in cap space. Alford started 76 games in six seasons in Atlanta. He will provide a much needed upgrade across the field from star cornerback Patrick Peterson.
Despite missing some time on the field with minor bumps and bruises Robert Alford finished with seven solo tackles in the win over Tampa Bay.
Alford has now had solid performances the last two contest and can be considered a "streaming" option if IDP owners are in need of one. Do proceed with caution as his weekly potential depends on the game flow which still slots him in with some risk.
Robert Alford had a team tieing high nine tackles with Keanu Neal.
Russel Wilson had to air the ball out in this contest with Seattle struggling to run the football. Alford benefited from the situation and so did his fantasy owners.