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  • Kiko Alonso: Wraps up NFL career

    Alonso announced his decision to retire Saturday, Brooke Kirchhofer of WWL-TV reports.

    Alonso signed with the Saints on Friday, but he second-guessed his decision just a day later. The 31-year-old linebacker hadn't played in the league since 2019, and he wraps up his career having suited up for five NFL teams. In six seasons (86 games), Alonso recorded 588 tackles, three sacks, 10 interceptions, 18 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Re-joins New Orleans

    Alonso signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Thursday after a successful workout with the team earlier in the day, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

    Alonso left New Orleans after the 2019 campaign to sign with the 49ers, but he has missed the past two seasons after suffering a torn ACL in January 2020. Returning to the Saints was reportedly the 31-year-old's top choice as the team was the first one reached out to by his representation this offseason, according to Katherine Terrell of Alonso collected 31 tackles over 13 games in New Orleans three years ago, and he should slot into a backup role at middle linebacker behind Demario Davis.

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  • Kiko Alonso: Cut loose by Niners

    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.

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  • 49ers' Kiko Alonso: Won't return from PUP list

    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.

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  • 49ers' Kiko Alonso: Shipped to San Fran

    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.

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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Returns to practice

    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.

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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Shifts to PUP list

    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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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Joins PUP list

    Alonso (knee) was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Alonso tore his ACL back in January, so based on the natural timetable it seemed less than optimistic the veteran linebacker would be available to participate at the starting of training camp. It's entirely possible Alonso might not be even ready to play Week 1 of the new campaign given when the ACL tear occurred, although all reports from New Orleans seem to suggest he's still on track to participate in the coming weeks.

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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Agrees to deal with Saints

    Alonso agreed to terms on a restructured deal with the Saints on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Alonso's new deal will keep him in New Orleans for less than the $7.8 million he was originally slated to make in 2020. He'll likely assume a starting inside linebacker role alongside A.J. Klein. Alonso is coming off a torn ACL suffered in last season's playoffs but has made good progress in his recovery so far and could be ready by the start of the season.

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  • Saints' Kiko Alonso: Making progress in rehab

    Alonso has been "making great strides in just a few short weeks" after tearing the ACL in his right knee, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Alonso sustained this injury in the wild-card round against the Vikings on Jan. 5, and the team is already impressed with his progress. The 29-year-old has a chance to be ready by Week 1, but that will be cutting it close. Alonso has one year remaining on his contract and could battle for a starting role in 2020.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 239 lbs
Birthplace: Newton, MA, USA
Age: 33
School: Oregon
Experience: 9