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Cardinals CB Alford likely out for season with injury

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will likely miss a second straight season because of an injury suffered during the preseason. Photo/AP.
Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 14:39:26-04

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will likely miss a second straight season because of an injury suffered during the preseason.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed on Tuesday that Alford will miss four to six months. Kingsbury did not specify the injury, but the NFL Network reported that the cornerback tore a pectoral muscle during practice on Sunday. Alford missed all of the 2019 season because of a broken leg.

He played six seasons for the Atlanta Falcons before signing a three-year deal with the Cardinals prior to last year. He was expected to be the team’s other starting cornerback opposite three-time All-Pro Patrick Peterson.