Cardinals Place CB Robert Alford On IR, Sign CB Ken Crawley


The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that they’ve officially placed CB Robert Alford on injured reserve with a torn pec and signed CB Ken Crawley to a one-year contract. Robert Alford

This is, unfortunately, the second year in a row that Alford has been injured in practice and will miss the season. 

Alford, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He finished the second year of a four-year, $38 million dollar contract that included $21 million guaranteed when the Falcons released him.

The Cardinals later signed Alford to a three-year, $22.5 million deal worth up to $24 million and includes $13.5 million guaranteed last year. 

In 2018, Alford appeared in 15 games for the Falcons and recorded 50 total tackles, no interceptions, and 11 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 105 overall cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.

Crawley, 27, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and returned to New Orleans on an exclusive rights contract. 

Crawley was waived by the Saints a few months ago and later claimed by the Dolphins. Miami waived him with an injury designation last year and he was later waived from injured reserve. 

Crawley signed a futures contract with the Raiders this past January before releasing him on Tuesday. 

In 2019, Crawley appeared in five games for the Saints and Dolphins and recorded six tackles and no interceptions.

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