Alonso played some tight end in high school, and although he may be fully capable of playing on the offensive side of the ball, Miami resigned Jordan Cameron, added MarQueis Gray and retained Dion Sims this offseason. However, Cameron and Sims both disappointed in 2015, and Gray is coming off a season spent largely on IR with a broken forearm. The most significant aspect of Alonso's remarks is how he mentioned there are already plays designed for him, but the
Kiko Alonso is expected to be healthy and ready for the 2016 season, Adam Beasley of the Miami Hearld reports.
Alonso was traded to the Miami Dolphins earlier in the week and in an interview on Thursday he said his knee issues are "definitely behind me. I feel great." The Dolphins will hope he returns to form that put him on the map his rookie season in Buffalo when he recorded 159 tackles, four interceptions, and two sacks.
The Miami Dolphins are in line to acquire Kiko Alonso , along with Byron Maxwell and the 13th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft from the Eagles in exchange for the eighth overall pick in the draft, ESPN.com reports.
In a move that helps clear cap space for the Eagles, the Dolphins obtain a pair of players who will be looking to stay healthy and rebound from disappointing campaigns with Philadelphia. Alonso was limited to 43 tackles and a pick in 11 games this past season, but as a rookie with the Bills in 2013, the linebacker racked up 159 tackles, prior to being bit by the injury bug.
Alonso was acquired for former
Alonso, like Maxwell, arrived in Philadelphia last season, only to mightily underwhelm with the Eagles, registering just 43 tackles (30 solo) and one interception in 11 games played. After a sensational rookie campaign that was followed by an unfortunate torn ACL suffered before the 2014 season, Alonso remains on his initial NFL contract, so acquiring him is a relatively low-risk move for Miami financially, but the respective lackluster seasons both he and Maxwell just turned in make the Dolphins' trade interest rather questionable.
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