It did not take corner-back Robert Alford long to come across a new home.

Alford signed up a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, two weeks after being published by the Atlanta Falcons in a Salary Cap move.

Terms of the contract with Arizona are not disclosed.

He unites a Cardinals secondary headed by celebrity cornerback Patrick Peterson. may be the new defensive coordinator on first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s coaching team of your team.

Because he had been published, he had been permitted to register before the onset of the ’s new league year on March 1-3 with a team.

Alford, a second-round draft pick by the Falcons in 2013, had two decades and $17 million left on his contract when he had been published. He signed a four-year, $38 million extension ($21 million ensured ) in December 2016. The Falcons saved $7.9 million from the 2019 salary cap with all the movement.

Alford, 30, started 76 of 88 games with the Falcons, playing 4,904 defensive snaps. He finished his Falcons stint using 291 tackles, 10 interceptions, 5 9 pass breakups and 2 defensive touchdowns. Alford probably was most widely recognized for intercepting New England Patriots quarterback tombrady in superbowl LI and returning the interception 82 yards for a touch down.

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