Linebacker Kiko Alonso reportedly retired a day after signing with the Saints

Linebacker Kiko Alonso reportedly retired a day after signing with the Saints


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Linebacker Kiko Alonso is retiring from the NFL at the age of 31 on WWLTV. Alonso recently signed with New Orleans Saints this week — Put pen to paper on Friday agreement. But after one training camp practice, he decided to hang up his cleats for good.

Alonso took a year off from football in 2021, and his last NFL game came in 2019 with the Saints. Originally prepared by Buffalo Bills In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon, Alonso entered the league with a bang. Named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team after amassing 159 combined tackles, 11 tackles for loss, two sacks and four interceptions.

Alonso suffered an ACL tear before the start of his sophomore season, and missed the entire 2014 campaign. Then traded to Philadelphia Eagles For LeSean McCoy before the 2015 season. After one season in Philly, b Miami Dolphins. Alonso recorded at least 115 combined tackles in each of his three seasons with Miami, but was traded to the Saints before the 2019 season. Just over a year later, Alonso was introduced to the market San Francisco 49ers — Makes it the fourth time he’s been traded, an NFL record he shares with running back Eric Dickerson.

In 86 career regular season games, Alonso recorded 588 combined tackles, three sacks and 10 interceptions. With this development, the Saints will target another veteran linebacker in free agency.



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