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New Orleans Saints acquire linebacker Kiko Alonso

Linebacker is a six-year veteran out of Oregon

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The New Orleans Saints announced Sunday, Sept. 1 that they have acquired linebacker Kiko Alonso from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for linebacker Vince Biegel, pending the completion of physicals for both players. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Alonso, 6 feet 3, 239 pounds, is a six-year NFL veteran who was originally selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon by the Buffalo Bills.

Since entering the National Football League, Alonso has appeared in 73 regular season games with 63 starts for the Bills (2013), Philadelphia Eagles (2015) and Dolphins (2016-18), recording 557 tackles (344 solo), three sacks, 10 interceptions, 16 passes defensed, seven forced fumble and seven fumble recoveries. Alonso has posted at least 100 tackles in four of the five NFL seasons in which he has played (missed 2014 due to injury).

In 2018, Alonso was the only NFL player with 100 total tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles as he started all 15 games he played for in the Dolphins and posted 125 stops (79 solo), three picks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

The Los Gatos, Calif., native came to the NFL after playing in 36 games with 17 starts for the Ducks from 2009-12, where finished his college career with 143 tackles (99 solo), 3.5 sacks, six interceptions, nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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