GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford experienced a lower leg injury all through Tuesday’s outdoor follow and will miss out on an “prolonged quantity of time,” coach Kliff Kingsbury reported soon after Arizona’s 33-26 preseason reduction to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
A supply explained to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Alford will miss “about two months,” leaving the Cardinals exceptionally quick-handed at cornerback to start off the period. Alford was anticipated to start out opposite eight-time Professional Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, but Peterson was suspended the initially six games of the normal season for violating the NFL’s policy on efficiency-improving prescription drugs.
Even so, a two-thirty day period timetable for Alford could see him again correct about the time Peterson is suitable to return for the Cardinals’ Week 7 activity towards the New York Giants. In the meantime, it is probably that rookie Byron Murphy and Tramaine Brock will be the Cardinals’ beginning corners arrive Week 1 versus the viewing Detroit Lions.
Alford, 30, signed a 3-yr deal with Arizona in February truly worth $22.5 million.