In what is not a surprise move, the Falcons released cornerback Robert Alford, he announced on Twitter.
“Thank you Atlanta for (six) incredible seasons, “ Alford said. “Sucks that it ended on this note. I enjoyed playing in this incredible city. (I’m going to) miss my dawgs, but I’m excited for the next chapter.”
The current regime has been trying to replace him since they arrived and drafted Jalen Collins in the second round of the 2015 draft.
Collins was repeatedly suspended and was released by the team in 2017. He started in Super Bowl LI.
The Falcons want a bigger corner who doesn’t commit as many penalties as Alford, who led the team with 12 penalties last season.
Cornerback Isaiah Oliver, who was drafted in the second round last season, appears to be heir apparent at right cornerback.