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Kiko Alonso | Linebacker | #47

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 238
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (46) / BUF
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Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (knee surgeries) says he’s fully healthy.
Alonso has been practicing without limitations at OTAs. He’s reportedly looked closer to his pre-injury form after playing through multiple 2015 setbacks with the Eagles. Miami is counting on a bounceback from Alonso after getting very little from their starting linebackers last year. Jun 8 - 4:27 PM

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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "loved" what they saw from MLB Kiko Alonso in voluntary practice.

Per reporter Adam Beasley, Alonso was "fast and agile," and "exceeded all expectations." Going on 26, Alonso had a scintillating rookie season, but has been slowed by ACL issues ever since. He's a high-end playmaker when right, but has reached "believe it when you see it" status with his health.
May 2 - 2:48 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Kiko Alonso will play middle linebacker.

Alonso is likely a better fit on the weak side, but the Dolphins' biggest need is in the middle. Unless they add a true middle linebacker in the draft, Alonso should open the season in the heart of the defense. Alonso has said his knee is back to 100 percent.
Mar 22 - 9:23 AM

New Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso expects to man the middle, but "isn't exactly sure."

The middle is where the Dolphins' vacancy is, and where Alonso has always played. He was expected to kick outside for the Eagles before getting traded, however, while ABC Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes he belongs on the weak side. Speaking Thursday, Alonso also insisted his troublesome knee was back to 100 percent. Alonso could still run last year, but there was zero purpose to his game.
Mar 10 - 2:27 PM

Dolphins acquired WLB Kiko Alonso, CB Byron Maxwell, and the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 draft from the Eagles in exchange for the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft.

Alonso was thrown into the deal as a way to sweeten the pot for the Dolphins to take on mega-bust, damaged goods CB Byron Maxwell and his disgusting six-year, $63 million contract. Alonso is coming off a 2014 torn ACL of his own and again partially tore the same ligament last season before returning for the final nine games of the season after missing seven weeks. When healthy, Alonso is an athletic, rangy linebacker, but he simply wasn't a good player last year.
Mar 9 - 11:12 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins are expected to acquire LB Kiko Alonso and CB Byron Maxwell from the Eagles.

Appearing on NFL Live, Schefter reported Miami would get Alonso, Maxwell, and "draft pick compensation" in exchange for "draft pick compensation" that would obviously be better for the Eagles. Schefter stated the deal is "expected to get done." Alonso and Maxwell were both big-name players acquired last offseason by Chip Kelly. Both players flopped spectacularly in Philadelphia.
Mar 7 - 3:04 PM

The Eagles are expected to move Kiko Alonso to weak-side linebacker in new coordinator Jim Schwartz's 4-3 defense.

It's where Nigel Bradham amassed 104 tackles in 14 games for Schwartz in Buffalo in 2014, and where DeAndre Levy notched 119 tackles across 16 starts for Schwartz's Lions in 2013. Alonso was a big disappointment in his first season with the Eagles, causing just one turnover and finishing 49th among 60 qualified inside linebackers in Pro Football Focus' grades. Still only 25 years old, Alonso is a decent bet to bounce back under Schwartz in 2016.
Jan 19 - 9:40 PM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso (knee) expects to return for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.

Alonso has been sidelined since Week 2. With Jordan Hicks shining in Alonso's absence, it's unclear how Philly plans to divvy up snaps between Alonso, Hicks, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks. Ryans missed Week 7 with a hamstring issue.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso (knee) hopes to return Week 9 against the Cowboys.

Alonso got in a limited practice on Wednesday, but he will not play this week. The Eagles are on bye Week 8. The inside linebacker position has been a game of musical chairs in Philadelphia this season. Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) should play this week, but DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) is questionable. Promising rookie Jordan Hicks has been the only constant so far, and he should retain a role in the defense even when all three veterans return.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Eagles declared ILBs Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) inactive for Week 5 against the Saints.

Alonso is still several weeks away, but Kendricks could return as early as next week. Rookie Jordan Hicks will continue to see a heavy workload. Philadelphia also declared DE Brandon Bair, QB Thad Lewis, RB Kenjon Barner, CB Denzel Rice and OL Julian Vandervelde inactive for Week 5.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso (knee) is out for Week 5 against the Saints.

As expected. Alonso hasn't practiced since aggravating his surgically repaired knee in Week 2. He should be back in about a month.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 02:48:00 PM

Eagles declared ILB Kiko Alonso inactive for Week 4 against the Redskins.

Alonso is expected to return in a month after getting good news on his surgically-repaired knee. Philadelphia also declared DE Cedric Thornton, DE Taylor Hart, QB Thad Lewis, OL Julian Vandervelde, OLB Marcus Smith and S Chris Maragos inactive for Week 4.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:33:00 AM

After visiting Dr. James Andrews, it was revealed Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso's left ACL is intact and he's expected to play again this season.

Alonso underwent a knee scope this week to resolve the issue. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Alonso faces a month-long rehab before he'll make his return to the field. The Eagles have yet to use their I.R./designated for return slot, but it sounds like this isn't an eight-week injury. Expect the Eagles to take it slow with Alonso, though he should be back sometime in November.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso (knee) is rehabbing with Dr. James Andrews this week and will not undergo surgery for his partially-torn ACL.

According to coach Chip Kelly, Alonso will not be placed on season-ending injured reserve, suggesting he has a chance to still play in 2015. It's a big risk, as Alonso partially tore the same ACL that he completely tore last year. (We know it's a new ligament, but still.) Alonso seems determined to get back on the field.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso is getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on the partially-torn ACL in his left knee.

The second opinion will help Alonso and the Eagles decide if surgery is needed. If Alonso goes under the knife, his season would almost certainly be finished. Rookie Jordan Hicks started and played well Week 3 against the Jets.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 09:25:00 AM