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Kiko Alonso | Linebacker

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238
College: Oregon
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Bills GM Doug Whaley confirms second-year LB Kiko Alonso will move to weak-side linebacker in 2014.
It certainly sounds like DC Jim Schwartz will be running a 4-3 defense. Freshly-signed Keith Rivers will be the starter on the strong side, while Whaley says the team is still looking for a middle linebacker in free agency. Manny Lawson's role will be reduced. Schwartz's weak-side 'backer in Detroit was DeAndre Levy. Levy played 1,055 snaps in 2013, racking up 119 tackles and six picks. Alonso's tackles may dip but he'll remain a strong IDP option. Mar 14 - 8:50 AM

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The Bills are considering moving Kiko Alonso to weak-side linebacker.

Alonso played every snap at middle linebacker as a rookie, but is capable of playing all three linebacker spots. He could be asked to switch positions depending on what the Bills do in free agency and the draft. "Because of his frame, it would probably help him not being able to take on those offensive linemen as frequently," GM Doug Whaley said. "He would excel there, just like he did at middle linebacker." The switch could be a blow to Alonso's IDP outlook.
Feb 22 - 3:36 PM

Bills MLB Kiko Alonso (knee) is active for Week 15 versus Jacksonville.

Alonso tweaked his knee on Friday and was listed as questionable. He's good to go. Inactive for the Bills are QB Jeff Tuel, RB Ronnie Wingo, OL Mark Asper, OL Antoine McClain, TE Tony Moeaki, S Jonathan Meeks, and DB Brandon Smith.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Bills MLB Kiko Alonso "tweaked" his knee at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Jaguars.

We haven't had a blurb on Alonso since September when he became the second rookie linebacker ever with four interceptions in his first four games. Since then, Alonso has continued his tear. He's the quarterback of the Buffalo defense and checks in as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 overall inside linebacker. Alonso has 131 total tackles and is a strong candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He's also one of the top linebacker plays in IDP fantasy leagues.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Bills MLB Kiko Alonso is the second rookie linebacker ever with four interceptions in his first four NFL games.

Former Packers first-rounder John Anderson is the other man to do it. Alonso, the No. 46 overall pick this year, has also piled up 32 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. His interception rate will decline, but the Bills have found themselves a keeper. IDP owners have as well. Alonso has a good start in the race for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Source: FOX Sports
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Coach Doug Marrone says the Bills plan to use second-round MLB Kiko Alonso as an every-down defender.

The 46th pick in the draft, Alonso has big-time IDP appeal as a rookie. "We’re excited," Marrone said. "He’s doing everything. He’s a three-down linebacker." Alonso should rack up tackles behind Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 05:31:00 PM

According to, second-rounder Kiko Alonso has a "pretty good grip" on "Mike" linebacker duties heading into training camp.

There's not going to be a manufactured "competition" for the No. 46 overall pick. DC Mike Pettine was impressed with Alonso in OTAs. "He’s NFL ready," Pettine said. "He understands the concepts that we’re playing." There's a strong chance Alonso will be an every-down 'backer as a rookie.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Bills second-round LB Kiko Alonso is already calling out the defensive plays as he works mostly at "Mike" linebacker.

Alonso lined up mostly on the strong side during rookie minicamp, but the Bills are putting more on his plate. Per's Gregg Rosenthal, Alonso and veteran Bryan Scott were the first-team inside 'backers Tuesday, while Nigel Bradham and Arthur Moats worked with the second unit. Alonso is going to be asked to play major snaps as a rookie, and he's a three-down linebacker.
Tue, May 21, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Bills agreed to terms with No. 46 overall pick LB Kiko Alonso on a four-year contract.

A three-down prospect, the Bills believe Alonso can play multiple positions. "He’s shown that he’s instinctive," coach Doug Marrone said. "He can play man-to-man, he has good zone awareness, has a bunch of pass breakups. You see it from a coverage standpoint and then you also see him coming downhill making plays and he has a lot of tackles for losses." A burly 6-foot-3, 238 pounds, Alonso has decent speed (4.74) and strong cover skills. He could make a big impact in Mike Pettine’s defense as a rookie.
Wed, May 15, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Bills second-round pick Kiko Alonso lined up mostly at strong-side linebacker in rookie minicamp practices.

Nigel Bradham manned the strong side under the previous coaching regime. While DC Mike Pettine hasn't been forthcoming on his scheme plans, it's expected the Bills will run multiple fronts in a hybrid approach. The new staff is reportedly very high on Bradham as an every-down inside linebacker. We like Alonso's chances of earning a starting job alongside Bradham with Kelvin Sheppard out of the mix.
Sat, May 11, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Bills selected Oregon ILB Kiko Alonso with the No. 46 overall pick.

Alonso (6-foot-3, 238) was arrested for DUI in February of 2010 and breaking into a home while drunk in May of 2011. He's since quit drinking, giving Alonso a chance at an NFL career. Alonso racked up 81 tackles -- 14 for a loss -- and four interceptions as a senior, also popping loose two fumbles. Highly physical with cover skills and adequate 4.74 speed, Alonso is a three-down inside linebacker prospect. He and Nigel Bradham should man the inside linebacker spots if DC Mike Pettine installs a 3-4 defense.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:36:00 PM

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