The Falcons announced the signing of cornerback Robert Alford, their second round pick from this past April’s draft. Alford is the sixth of the Falcons eight rookies to sign a deal. Top pick and fellow corner Desmond Trufant and seventh round quarterback Sean Renfree remain unsigned.
Alford, out of Southeastern Louisiana, signed a four-year deal, although terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based on the deal signed by Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele, the 60th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Alford should receive a signing bonus of around $875,000.
Alford is competing for the open starting position at right cornerback opposite Asante Samuel. He has been working recently in OTAs with the first team.