And trusty love that, Robert Alford has stumbled on a original home.
The Arizona Cardinals rep signed the cornerback to a three-one year contract, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources knowledgeable of the deal. The group of workers later made the knowledge legit.
Alford’s deal is price $22.5 million in rotten salary and up to $24 million, a supply told Rapoport, and the cornerback will reap $13.5 million in assured money.
The earlier was trusty released by the Falcons on Tuesday after spending six seasons in Atlanta. Alford was due $8.5 million in 2019 before the Falcons reduce him free.
The 30-one year-former spent his entire profession with the Falcons, appearing in 88 games in six seasons, recording 303 tackles, 85 passes defended, 10 interceptions, one compelled fumble and two defensive touchdowns. Alford was a ultimate 2016 season, when he snagged two picks including a purchase-six en route to a Sizable Bowl berth, into a four-one year contract extension.
Now after a putrid 2018 and his ensuing starting up, the corner will rep to rebound and upward thrust love a phoenix in Arizona.
With the Cardinals, Alford will join Patrick Peterson within the defensive backfield, forming with out a doubt one of the most conclude former cornerback tandems within the league. Final season, Arizona struggled to discover a accomplice across from Pat P and cycled through the likes of Jamar Taylor, Bené Benwikere and David Amerson. Now the Cardinals exhaust a warfare-tested neighborhood in Alford (30), Peterson (28), Antoine Bethea (34), D.J. Swearinger (27) and Budda Baker (23).
The addition of Alford and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph must peaceable reduction shore up a defense that ranked twentieth in yards allowed per sport, twenty sixth in choices allowed per sport and 17th in Soccer Outsiders’ defensive DVOA in 2018.