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Healthy Again, Robert Alford 'Ready To Rock' In 2020

Veteran CB missed last season with broken leg

CB Robert Alford was playing well last offseason but broke his leg before the season.
CB Robert Alford was playing well last offseason but broke his leg before the season.

The Cardinals cornerbacks struggled last season, but even without any additions early in free agency, there is renewed hope for the group in 2020.

Patrick Peterson isn't suspended for the first six games, Byron Murphy Jr. is no longer a rookie, and now Robert Alford is back in the fold.

The veteran cornerback was signed to a three-year deal last offseason and played well in training camp, but was lost for the season when he broke his leg in a collision with Damiere Byrd during practice.

Eight months later, Alford said the injury is no longer an issue.

"I've been getting a lot of comments and DMs about, how am I feeling?" Alford said during 'On The Fly' with Lisa Matthews. "I'm feeling good. I'm 100 percent. … I'm ready to rock. I'm ready for them to set the date that we can come back for the offseason and start this thing rolling."

The Cardinals had designs of pairing Alford with Peterson at outside cornerback in 2019, and the absence of both for the first six games contributed to a poor pass defense.

If Alford can solidify the No. 2 cornerback spot, it will be a major boon for the Cardinals.

"I'm very eager to get back and show my worth," he said.

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