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Draft Scout Kiko Alonso News
03/08/16 - Markdowns from former head coach Chip Kelly's 2014 offseason binge, CB Byron Maxwell and LB Kiko Alonso look to be following Kelly out the door with the Philadelphia Eagles.
NFL Network and Philly.com reported the Eagles agreed to deal Maxwell and Alonso to the Miami Dolphins, the latest in a string of major trades involving Philadelphia.
Last offseason, with Kelly manning the controls in personnel, the Eagles acquired quarterback Sam Bradford from the St. Louis Rams, shipped running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for Alonso and attempted to swing a major draft night trade geared toward bringing Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to the franchise.
Trades cannot become official until Wednesday, the start of the new league year in the NFL.
Maxwell signed as a marquee free agent and left the Seahawks for $13 million in 2015, but Miami gets a veteran cornerback without having to pay the large signing bonus the Eagles shelled out. Maxwell is due $8.5 million in 2016 and $10.5 million in 2017, including $3 million guaranteed. Kelly doled out a six-year, $63 million deal to Maxwell, who had just six career interceptions and only two seasons as a starter in Seattle before crashing free agency and cashing in with Philadelphia.
His presence could be ominous for cornerback Brent Grimes barring a pay cut.
Alonso was limited last season by a knee injury after missing all of the 2014 season with a torn ACL.
12/27/15 - LB Kiko Alonso led the team with eight tackles on Saturday night against the Redskins but was burned time and again in coverage. On three of the Redskins' four touchdowns, Alonso was beaten on the play.
11/22/15 - LB Kiko Alonso, who was acquired in the offseason in a trade with Buffalo that sent All-Pro RB LeSean McCoy to the Bills, still hasn't gotten his sea legs back after missing five games with a knee injury. This was Alonso's third game back and he was practically invisible against the Bucs -- Alonso had just one tackle in the game, the same number as offensive tackle Jason Peters, TE Zach Ertz and WR Riley Cooper, who made tackles after interceptions or fumbles.
11/09/15 - LB Kiko Alonso played Sunday for the first time since injuring his knee in Week 2. He played just 29 of 78 reps, but didn't have any problems with the knee.
11/04/15 - LB Kiko Alonso (knee), who has been sidelined since Week 2, practiced fully Wednesday for the first time since his injury. He hopes to play Sunday against Dallas, but a lot will depend on how the rest of the week goes.