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Kiko Alonso | Linebacker

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238
College: Oregon
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Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso (ACL) is on track to participate in OTAs.
Alonso blew out his knee while working out on his own last offseason. The Eagles seem confident in his health, as they pinpointed him as a target in the LeSean McCoy trade. If Alonso and Mychal Kendricks are both right, they'll form a speedy and exciting inside linebacking duo for Chip Kelly. DeMeco Ryans (Achilles' tendon tear) is also in the mix. Mar 26 - 9:24 AM

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Eagles acquired LB Kiko Alonso from the Bills in exchange for RB LeSean McCoy.

In a trade no one saw coming, Eagles football czar Chip Kelly has reunited himself with one of his best college players. In the final stages of his recovery from a torn ACL, Alonso should line up opposite Mychal Kendricks. That would almost certainly spell the end of DeMeco Ryans' time in Philadelphia. Ryans is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Alonso was one of the league's very best rookies in 2013, racking up 159 tackles, four interceptions and a forced fumble. Provided he's back to full health, he'll make plays all over the middle of the field for the Eagles.
Mar 3 - 6:47 PM

Kiko Alonso (ACL surgery) says he'll "definitely" be 100 percent for the start of training camp.

Alonso enjoyed a dominant rookie season in 2013 (159 tackles, four INTs), but had his sophomore campaign stripped away because of a knee injury. Seven months after surgery, Alonso has progressed to rehabbing four to five times a week. Buffalo's front seven should be downright frightening with Alonso returning to the fold as long as it can also re-sign pass rusher Jerry Hughes.
Feb 27 - 9:18 AM considers it a "remote" possibility that Kiko Alonso (knee, NFI) takes the field this season.

The Bills sending Alonso to NFI instead of I.R. hinted at a sliver of hope that he could play this season, but it's extremely doubtful. Even a Peterson-esque recovery wouldn't guarantee that Alonso could contribute in December. The Bills would have more to lose than gain by rushing their young defensive linchpin.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Bills placed WLB Kiko Alonso (knee) on the reserve/NFI list.

For now, Alonso has avoided injured reserve. He has a minimal shot at playing this season. The Bills are holding out hope. Alonso will miss at least the first six games and likely won't be activated unless Buffalo is in playoff contention.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Bills WLB Kiko Alonso underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair his torn left ACL.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery. This is mostly for bookkeeping purposes, as Alonso is done for the season. He was placed on the active/NFI list, which serves the same purpose as PUP, on Wednesday, and will be transferred to I.R. eventually. The Bills will look to third-round rookie Preston Brown and third-year LB Nigel Bradham to fill Alonso's shoes.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Bills placed WLB Kiko Alonso (knee) on the active/non-football injury list.

It's merely a procedural move after Alonso tore his left ACL while working out at Oregon earlier this month. He's done for the season and will be shifted to injured reserve at some point. The Bills signed LB Stevenson Sylvester to take his spot.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 05:02:00 PM

The Bills have confirmed that WLB Kiko Alonso has a torn left ACL is most likely out for the season.

Alonso went down during a personal workout at the University of Oregon, where he played his college ball. He'll undergo surgery shortly and is facing a 7-9 month recovery timetable. The Bills have some depth at linebacker, but Alonso was an emerging star who led the team in tackles (159), TFLs (11), interceptions (4) and fumble recoveries (2) last season. We'd consider Nigel Bradham the favorite to step in.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Bills WLB Kiko Alonso tore his ACL while working out and is expected to miss the season.

It's a massive loss for a Bills defense that quietly ranked 10th in the league last year and was trending up. The versatile and athletic Alonso played every single snap during his standout rookie campaign, dominating in coverage and coming second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. He's been slapped with a 7-9 month recovery timetable and will likely be placed on injured reserve shortly. Next up at weak-side linebacker as the Bills shift to a 4-3 would be Nigel Bradham or Preston Brown.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Updating a previous item, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the hip surgery Bills WLB Kiko Alonso underwent this offseason was to repair a torn labrum.

The typical recovery timetable for a torn labrum is 4-6 months. Alonso being ready for training camp depends on when he went under the knife. Alonso hasn't been participating in OTAs and can likely be ruled out for minicamp next month. Training camp doesn't commence until late July.
Wed, May 28, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Bills WLB Kiko Alonso underwent offseason hip surgery.

Alonso didn't miss a single snap during a standout rookie campaign that produced 87 tackles. He wasn't participating in team drills at this week's OTAs, but should be fine come August. Alonso is ticketed for a move out of the middle and to the weak side.
Wed, May 28, 2014 12:40:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 08:50:00 AM

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.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 03:36:00 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

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