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Kiko Alonso | Linebacker | #47

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 239
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (46) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins signed LB Kiko Alonso to a four-year, $28.8 million contract.
The deal reportedly includes $18.5 million guaranteed. For whatever reason, this was one of the Dolphins' top goals this offseason. Alonso was a restricted free agent tendered at the first-round ($3.91 million) level. Alonso didn't necessarily stay healthy in 2016, dealing with hand and hamstring injuries, but he finally stayed on the field. He played over 1,000 snaps across 15 games, ringing up 115 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus rated his play as below average, but the Dolphins obviously see room for improvement. The 'Fins have dabbled with the idea of moving MLB Alonso to the weak-side, but he seems to want to remain in the middle. Mar 21 - 3:47 PM

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Dolphins assigned restricted free agent MLB Kiko Alonso a first-round tender.

The highest tender is worth $3.91 million, and will keep teams away from signing Alonso to an offer sheet. The Dolphins still want to sign him long term. It's worth noting that Miami easily could have kept former second-round pick Alonso at a far-cheaper original-pick tender, which costs nearly $2 million less than the first-round tender. Sometimes we wonder if teams are good at this.
Mar 9 - 12:09 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports the Dolphins hope to reach a long-term deal with restricted free agent LB Kiko Alonso.

Alonso was mediocre his first year in Miami, but the team evidently liked what it saw. Alonso manned the middle in 2017, but the Dolphins might convince him to move back to the weak side, a move Alonso currently doesn't want to make. Going on 27, Alonso has an extensive injury history. Committing guaranteed money for multiple years might not be wise.
Mar 8 - 3:02 PM

Restricted free agent MLB Kiko Alonso doesn't want to move to weak-side linebacker.

The Dolphins have flirted with the idea of kicking Alonso back outside where he excelled as a rookie in Buffalo, but Alonso isn't open to the idea and wants to continue manning the MIKE position. He believes that's "his spot." Miami has said upgrading its linebacker corps is an offseason priority.
Mar 1 - 10:48 AM

Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso is recovering from thumb surgery.

It's a "followup" operation to his December surgery. Alonso missed one game, but otherwise played through the injury. A restricted free agent, Alonso is expected back in Miami, perhaps at weak-side linebacker. He turns 27 in August.
Jan 31 - 2:10 PM

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins could move Kiko Alonso to weakside linebacker this offseason.

Alonso played in the middle his first year in Miami, but he may be a better fit on the weakside, where the Bills planned to move him as a sophomore before he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Moving him also allows the Dolphins some flexibility as they search for possibly two new starters at linebacker. Alonso is a restricted free agent, but he is fully expected back in Miami next season.
Jan 17 - 11:55 AM

The Dolphins are expected to give restricted free agent MLB Kiko Alonso a "high tender."

Alonso was originally a second-round pick and few or no teams would be willing to surrender a second-round pick to acquire Alonso, so an original-pick tender would suffice. Still, the Dolphins may reward Alonso for his bounce-back season. Panned widely at the time, GM Mike Tannenbaum deserves credit for buying low on quality starters Alonso and Byron Maxwell this past offseason.
Jan 9 - 5:59 PM

Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (hamstring) is active for Week 15 against the Jets.

The Dolphins will also have Mario Williams (ankle) and CB Xavien Howard (knee). Miami's inactive are QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Rashawn Scott, TE Dominique Jones, TE Thomas Duarte, DE Terrence Fede, DE Nick Williams, and CB Jordan Lucas.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (hamstring) plans to play Saturday night against the Jets.

Alonso gave it a go in pre-game warmups Sunday, but he was not able to suit up against the Cardinals. Even on a short week, he expects to be ready to face the Jets.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Miami declared MLB Kiko Alonso (hand, hamstring), WLB Jelani Jenkins (knee, hand), and DE Mario Williams (ankle) inactive for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

CB Xavien Howard (knee) also remains out. All three were listed as doubtful on the final injury report. The Dolphins were shredded across the middle by Joe Flacco last week, and they are going to have a tough time stopping Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, and David Johnson without two of their starting linebackers. It could be another long day for the defense.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:32:00 AM

The Miami Herald expects the Dolphins to re-sign contract-year MLB Kiko Alonso.

Alonso is having a bounce back season in DC Vance Joseph's scheme, leading the team in tackles (97) and interceptions. The Dolphins should give him a multi-year extension despite his injury history. Alonso is one of the few building blocks for Miami's defense.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said MLB Kiko Alonso will be a game-time decision (thumb, hamstring, doubtful) against the Cardinals in Week 14.

It's odd that Gase would make this claim but still list Alonso as doubtful. If there was a real chance of him playing, the Dolphins easily could have listed him as questionable. Earlier, beat writer Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald said Alonso would be absent this week, barring a "miraculous improvement to his hamstring." Mike Hull will be at the ready in the likely event that Alonso sits.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:49:00 PM

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring, doubtful) is not expected to play in Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Per Salguero, Alonso will sit out "barring a miraculous improvement." Alonso broke his thumb in last week's loss to Baltimore, but the real issue is his hamstring. Look for Mike Hull to fill in at middle linebacker on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Dolphins LBs Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring) and Jelani Jenkins (knee, hand) both sat out Friday's practice.

It looks like both will sit out this week. David Johnson is always the top running back play, but these injuries only help his matchup.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring) was noncommittal about his status for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

"I don't know yet," said Alonso, who said he felt "good" at Thursday's practice. Alonso had surgery to repair a broken thumb earlier this week but said he's more concerned about his hamstring. Mike Hull would fill in at middle linebacker if Alonso can't get the green light for Sunday.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 03:00:00 PM

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