Rookie receiver Mario Alford isn't just an idealistic kick returner with hopeful designs to replace Brandon Tate -- the role most observers have him filling. Indeed, the seventh-round rookie graduated from the "don't care, just get there" school of NFL roster-building.
Mario Alford on confidence: "I'm gonna compete my butt off. I don't care if you're a veteran or what, I'm competing to win." #Bengals— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) August 1, 2015
Alford received some work at receiver on the second team unit on Friday, while also fielding punts with Adam Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Giovani Bernard and Tate.