Falcons’ Dee Alford keeps making plays

Falcons cornerback Dee Alford helped his bid to make the team with an interception and eight tackles in the 27-23 win over the Lions on Friday.

“It felt great,” Alford said after the practice Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “I’m one of those guys who works so hard. It was a great feeling to get out in front of your fans, families and teammates and make plays when they come your way.”

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Alford, who played at Spalding High and is from Griffin, was an all-star in the Canadian Football League.

Alford, a former Winnipeg Blue Bomber who played at Tusculum (2016-19), was signed to a reserve/futures contract in January. Alford helped the Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup last season.

“Basically, I look at it as the same every day,” Alford said. “I come to practice, put my head down and work hard. I want to show them that I’m capable of being a playmaker for this organization.”

Alford continues to show up around the ball. He raced back in the secondary in Monday’s practice and batted away a deep Desmond Ridder pass that was intended for wide receiver Tyshaun James.

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