Brett Favre comes out to throw to Robert Alford

101115 ATLANTA: — SUDDEN DEATH — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn (far right) and his team begin to celebrate as cornerback Robert Alford intercepts Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during sudden death and returns it for the game winning touchdown and a final score of 25-19 in their football game on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Atlanta. The Falcons remain perfect at 5-0 with the victory. Curtis Compton /

Falcons cornerback Robert Alford, who returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl LI, is working  out with hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre.

We don’t know if Alford was working on covering receivers out of the slot, but the Falcons want to look at option again this offseason.

Favre, the failed former Falcons draft pick, went on to fame after getting traded to the Green Bay Packers.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn was impressed with how cornerback Jalen Collins came back from his suspension and turned into a major contributor down the stretch last season.

“We were really pleased with his development,” Quinn said. “Guys going into year two, three and four: we have a lot of guys who can make a big jump.”

With Desmond Trufant and Collins, the Falcons can revisit last offseason’s plan to move Robert Alford to nickel back. They had to ditch that plan once Collins got suspended for four games for using performance enhancement drugs.

Quinn also said that Brian Poole, last season’s nickel back, will get some work at free safety.

“We’ll let them battle,” Quinn said. “As much nickel as we play, with his speed and length, we’ll find our spot.”

But what about Alford inside?

“That’s definitely stuff that we’re going to look at to see how best to feature the guys,” Quinn said.


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