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                  === Falcons ink second-round pick Alford ===
 
 Flowery  Branch,  GA (Sports Network)  - The  Atlanta Falcons on Friday signed
 cornerback Robert Alford, the team's second-round draft pick.
 
 Alford enjoyed a standout career at FCS Southeastern Louisiana, earning first-
 team  All-America honors  as  a senior  last fall.  He  registered 137  career
 tackles,  with 20 passes defensed, 10 interceptions and started 31-of-32 games
 for the Lions.
 
 The  Falcons chose the 5-foot-10, 186-pounder with the 60th overall selection,
 while he was the first FCS player to be picked in April's draft.
 
 
 
 
 
 06/14 16:28:07 ET