Miami considered making the move in December but thought it would be to much of a gamble to ask Alonso to switch positions without any advanced warning or practice. The Dolphins don't have any issues with the play of Alonso in the middle but believe with their personnel it could make the team better should he switch to the outside. This plan could change of course should the Dolphins acquire a weakside linebacker via free agency or the draft this year.
Alonso will be a restricted free agent when free agency begins in early March.
Alonso had a productive first season in Miami with 115 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, and four fumble recoveries. It would seem that if the Dolphins can't sign him to a long term contract that they may put a restrictive tag on him. The Dolphins defense was at the bottom of most statistical categories this season so it wouldn't seem prudent to let one of their best defenders leave via free agency.
Alonso (hamstring/hand) is active for Saturday's tilt against Buffalo.
Alonso played through his injuries last week and was expected to do so once again. He'll start next to Neville Hewitt and Donald Butler at linebacker.
Alonso (hamstring/hand) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Jets, the Miami Herald reports.
The same applies to Jelani Jenkins, which is good news for Miami's linebacking corps in Week 15. Alonso, who was out last week, thus returns to the starting lineup Saturday with 97 tackles and two picks to his credit over 12 games.
Alonso (hamstring/thumb) is considered questionable for Saturday's tilt against the Jets, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Alonso was sidelined for the Dolphins' Week 14 win over the Cardinals, and Miami could receive a boost on defense Sunday if he's able to return. The middle linebacker needs just three more tackles this season to surpass the 100-tackle mark for the second time in his young career.
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