Early Bird Report 4/11: Falcons hold workout with Louisville star Jaire Alexander


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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Today's Early Bird Report includes a workout with a top cornerback prospect as well as the apparent retirement of veteran guard Richie Incognito.



*AJC: *Falcons hold workout with Louisville CB Jaire Alexander

As they continue their pre-draft evaluations, the Falcons held a private workout over the weekend with Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander, according to a report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of *The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. *Citing a source with knowledge of the workout, Ledbetter reports that Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and assistant general manager Scott Pioli were all on hand for the workout.

Alexander is considered by many to be one of the best prospects at his position in this draft class. He ran a blazing 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, and some project him as an ideal nickel cornerback at the next level.

Quinn has previously said the Falcons played out of their nickel package about 70 percent of the time last season, meaning the nickel cornerback role is an important one. Brian Poole has performed well in that role over the past two seasons, but there is expected to be competition at that spot in training camp.

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NFL.com: Bills' Richie Incognito says he's 'done' with football

Veteran guard Richie Incognito told a number of reporters Tuesday that he was walking away from the game of football after 12 seasons in the NFL.

Incognito seemingly confirmed his decision to walk away with a tweet to the NFL Players Association, which said, "I'm done."

At 34 years old, Incognito has played at a high level in recent seasons. Over the past three years, he has started 49 straight games for the Bills, helping to open holes for star running back LeSean McCoy.

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