Cardinals sign Robert Alford

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Cornerback Robert Alford wasn’t unemployed for long.

Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday and he found a new job on Thursday. The Cardinals announced that they have reached agreement with Alford on a three-year deal.

The team didn’t announce terms, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Alford’s deal is worth $22.5 million base with $13.5 million guaranteed.

Alford started 76 games for the Falcons over the last six seasons and he was a full-time starter for the last five of those years. The Falcons cleared $7.9 million in cap space by parting ways with him.

He gives the team an experienced option to go with Patrick Peterson in the secondary. They tried a few others in Jamar Taylor, David Amerson and Bene Benwikere last season, but only Amerson made it to the end of the season with a roster spot. Brandon Williams, Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols round out the group.