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  1. Alford makes mark on Day 1 of minicamp

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first day of mandatory minicamp was a solid showing by the Atlanta Falcons' secondary, specifically Robert Alford. The second-year cornerback was all over the field making plays on the ball. He showed great recovery spee...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Hester will wear No. 17 with Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    New Atlanta Falcons return man Devin Hester said he's not the type of player to come in and demand a jersey number if it's already taken. Hester wore No. 23 as a member of the Chicago Bears, but that number is taken by cornerback Robert Alford in ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  3. Top offensive plays for Seahawks: No. 7

    Terry Blount

    They could have renamed him Golden Tape after the amazing grab Golden Tate made in the Georgia Dome on Nov. 10. No. 7 -- Tate's one-handed TD catch at Atlanta. Leading 16-3 near the end of the first half, the Seahawks had a third-and-5 at the F...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. Double Coverage: Falcons at 49ers

    Bill Williamson and Vaughn McClure

    The NFL schedule-makers tried to get this right. They planned for the final game played at Candlestick Park to be special. They set a 2012 NFC Championship Game rematch between the 49ers and the Falcons. However, the Falcons have not held up their...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. Young Falcons bend, but don't break

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- It seemed only fitting that Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant tipped away a gutsy two-point conversion attempt by the Washington Redskins to preserve Sunday's 27-26 win. No matter how the turnover-filled game was dissect...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  6. Halftime notes: Falcons not looking good

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- A few halftime notes with the Atlanta Falcons trailing the Washington Redskins, 20-17: * The youth movement isn't working so well today: Rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have had their issues in coverage. Rookie...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  7. Falcons secondary building toward future

    Vaughn McClure

    Come Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons could provide a glimpse of how their secondary might come together for years to come. Three rookies - free safety Zeke Motta and cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford -- are slated to start in the defensive...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  8. Falcons' Samuel won't discuss future

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, who was benched in favor of rookie Robert Alford last Sunday, refused to speculate about his future with the team following his demotion. Although Samuel is still listed as the start...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  9. Power Rankings: No. 30 Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Falcons moved down a spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings, back to No. 30, after Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Gree...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 14

    Vaughn McClure

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A review of four key issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 22-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field: For starters: Rookie cornerback Robert Alford knew early last week he would start at left cornerback in place ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. More Alford part of Atlanta youth movement

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The youth movement is in full force for the 3-9 Atlanta Falcons. Both defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter made such clear when they talked about utilizing a few rookies over the final four ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  12. Power Rankings: No. 29 Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: No. 30 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Falcons moved up one spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings to No. 29 after a 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  13. Smith not happy with lateral by Alford

    Vaughn McClure

    TORONTO -- Television cameras caught a shot of Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith having an extended conversation with rookie cornerback Robert Alford after Alford lateraled a fumble recovery to Desmond Trufant. Maybe under difference circumsta...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  14. Halftime report: Falcons trail Panthers

    Vaughn McClure

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers lead the Atlanta Falcons, 14-10. Here are some notes at halftime: " Matt Ryan threw yet another interception when he tried to force a ball to tight end Tony Gonzalez with three defenders around. Ryan now...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  15. Asante Samuel of Atlanta Falcons injured against Carolina Panther...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons veteran defensive back Asante Samuel returned for the second half of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after being evaluated for a possible head injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2013
  16. Falcons have punt returning options

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH -- It doesn't look like rookie Robert Alford will return punts for the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday in Arizona. Alford, who fumbled his only chance at a return this past week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, admitted he held the bal...

    Blog | October 22, 2013