The Falcons have released cornerback Robert Alford after six seasons with the team:
Thank you Atlanta for 6 incredible seasons. Sucks that it ended on this note. I enjoyed playing in this incredible city. Ima miss my dawgs but I’m excited for the next chapter. #TAT
— Robert Alford (@rockorocky) February 5, 2019
After a disappointing 2018 campaign, the Falcons have opted to save $7.9 in cap space by cutting Alford. There will only be $1.2 million in dead money.
Alford was a second-round selection of the Falcons. In his second year with the team, he became a full-time starter. After having terrific seasons in 2015 and 2016, Alford was rewarded with a four-year, $38 million contract. However, he will not play out the duration of it.
Falcons fans will never forget his pick 6 two years ago today in the Super Bowl:
Alford is likely to bounce back elsewhere, but the Falcons have to create cap space to reload on defense. We wish the best of luck to Robert going forward, as long as he’s not facing the Falcons.