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Dee Alford

#3 CB,

Falcons

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ACTUAL 2022

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2023 SEASON

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AGE

25 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

5'11'' / 175 lbs

COLLEGE

Tusculum

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Non-factor down the stretch

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Alford finished 2023 with 41 tackles (25 solo), six pass defenses and one fumble recovery in 16 appearances. He also recorded 13 kick-return yards and 160 punt-return yards.

After being a regular defensive contributor for the first 14 weeks of the season, Alford was relegated to primarily operating on special teams over the final four games. He's under contract for one more season, but if the Falcons make any additions to their secondary this offseason, Alford's defensive role could become obsolete in 2024.

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Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats

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Ruled out for Week 10

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Alford (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Cardinals.

Alford got in a limited practice Thursday but was downgraded to DNP again Friday. Alford picked up the injury in Week 9. With the second-year cornerback out, the Falcons will need to replace his 71 percent playing time clip in the secondary. They have a number of different options.

Returns to practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Alford (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Thursday.

It's a step in the right direction for Alford after he was a non-participant at practice Wednesday. He'll still probably need to upgrade to full participation Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.

Misses practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Alford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

Alford exited Sunday's game against the Vikings with the injury and should currently be considered questionable for Week 10 against the Cardinals. If he is unable to play, Clark Phillips will likely handle nickel corner duties, while Mike Hughes and Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) would be candidates to handle return duties.

Questionable to return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Alford suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Vikings and is questionable to return, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

Before exiting, the nickel corner and starting returner assisted on two tackles on defense and returned a kickoff and a punt for a combined five yards. Clark Phillips moved into his nickel corner spot and Mike Hughes and Cordarrelle Patterson are in line to take over his returning duties.

Splits punt-return duties

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-11

Alford recorded six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

Alford was solid as the team's top slot cornerback, finishing fifth on the team in tackles. However, his presence as a punt returner is also noteworthy. With Avery Williams, who handled punts in 2022, out for the year after tearing his ACL during an offseason workout, the Falcons are looking for someone to take hold of that position. Alford returned a punt for a touchdown during the preseason, but he split duties with Scotty Miller during the regular-season opener.

Returns punt for TD in opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-12

Alford recorded one pass defense across 13 defensive snaps and returned a punt for a 79-yard touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against the Dolphins.

Alford, a 2022 undrafted free agent, saw expanded work as a rookie when Atlanta was dealing with numerous injuries to its secondary last year. He totaled 25 tackles, seven pass defenses, an interception and 0.5 sacks across 16 appearances (238 defensive snaps). Alford is battling for a roster spot in 2023, but he has a chance to carve out a role with Clark Phillips (leg) and Jeff Okudah (ankle) currently sidelined. Alford will also compete with newcomer Mike Hughes for punt-return duties, as Avery Williams, who handled punts in 2022, is out for the year after tearing his ACL during offseason workouts.

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