The 49ers waived Alonso (knee) with a failed physical designation Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Alonso tore his ACL back in January and began the 2020 season on the reserve/PUP list. He returned to practice Oct. 19 but was traded from New Orleans to San Francisco on Nov. 2. His practice period expired Nov. 14, meaning he would reside on PUP for the rest of the season unless the 49ers cut him, which they opted to do Monday. Once Alonso is healthy, he can sign with another team.
Alonso (knee) had his practice period expire Saturday and will remain on the PUP list for the rest of the season, per the NFL's official transaction log. The veteran linebacker was acquired by the 49ers from the Saints at the start of November, but he won't be returning from the PUP list this season. Alonso underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in January and returned to practice Oct. 19, but he can't rejoin the active roster now that his designated practice period has expired.
Alonso (knee) and a conditional fifth-round pick were traded from the Saints to the 49ers in exchange for linebacker Kwon Alexander (ankle) on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network> reports. Alonso has been on the PUP list all season while recovering from ACL surgery at the start of 2020, though he did return to practice a couple weeks ago. The 30-year-old had 31 tackles and played only 290 defensive snaps in 13 games for New Orleans last season, so even once activated he may not have a major role for San Francisco.
Alonso (knee) received the return designation and should practice this week, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The 30-year-old has been on the PUP list since training camp while recovering from ACL surgery in January, but his return to practice indicates he should be ready to go soon. Alonso played only 290 defensive snaps and had a career-low 31 tackles in 13 games last season, so he isn't guaranteed to have a significant role once activated.
The Saints placed Alonso (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Alonso tore his ACL in January and hasn't practiced yet, so it's not surprising that he'll be shut down for at least six more weeks. The veteran linebacker battled an assortment of injuries in 2019 and played a minimal role as a result, so he wasn't locked in as the clear starting middle linebacker. Craig Robertson is expected to start at the position to begin the year, and Alonso will battle for reps once he's fully healthy.
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