Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff thanks former CB Robert Alford for his contributions and said he was a “significant contributor” for their defense.
“We thank Robert for all that he brought to the team during his six seasons in Atlanta,” said Dimitroff, via the team’s official site. “He was a significate contributor to our defense and we have a great deal of respect for him. We wish Robert all the best going forward.”
Alford announced on Twitter that he has, in fact, been released by Atlanta.
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
Alford, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He just finished the second year of a four-year, $38 million dollar contract that included $21 million guaranteed.
According to OverTheCap.com, the Falcons will create $7,900,000 in available cap space and $1,200,000 in dead money by releasing him.
In 2018, Alford appeared in 15 games for the Falcons and recorded 50 total tackles, no interceptions, and 11 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 105 overall cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.