Reports: Falcons to release former Southeastern CB Robert Alford

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Robert Alford
(Photo: Parker Waters)

Former Southeastern cornerback Robert Alford will reportedly be released by the Atlanta Falcons, freeing up $7.9 million in cap space.

The 5-foot-10, 186 pounder inked a four-year, $38 million deal in 2016. He was set to make $8.5 million in base salary next season and count $9.1 million against the cap numbers each of the bext two season.

During his six years in the NFL, the 30-year old Hammond high alum has tallied 303 tackles and 10 interceptions during his 76 starts.

Alford, a fine athlete who has 4.39 forty speed with a 40″ vertical, was a second round pick of the Falcons in 2013.He has played in 77 games including the playoffs with 15 career starts.

His older brother Fred Booker played cornerback for LSU and the Saints.

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