Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will miss "about two months" due to a lower leg injury, ESPN reported Thursday night. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters after Thursday night's preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders that Alford would miss "an extended amount of time," but did not provide further details.
Alford, 30, hurt his leg during practice earlier this week. A two-month absence would keep him out of Arizona's first six regular-season games, the same stretch during which All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson will serve his suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Alford joined the Cardinals on a three-year, $22.5 million deal in February after being released by the Atlanta Falcons. He has missed just two games over the last four seasons and eight total during his first six NFL seasons. A second-round pick by Atlanta in 2013, Alford had 10 interceptions and 85 pass breakups in 88 career games (76 starts).
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