Kiko Alonso is headed back to the NFL, and more specifically, to the New Orleans Saints. Ian Rapoport of the NFL NetworkThere are rumors that the linebacker is close to signing a contract with the last professional team he played for.
Kiko Alonso, a former LB for the Saints, worked out for New Orleans this morning and is anticipated to sign, according to a source. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played since 2019, the Saints will give him a shot because of his familiarity.
In a separate report by Katherine Terrell of ESPNKiko Alonso has been offered a one-year contract by the Saints, though no financial details have been provided.
“LB Kiko Alonso signed a one-year contract after missing the previous two seasons due to injury. They were the first number Alonso called from his camp because he was very eager to visit New Orleans. Workout went well, and a quick signing followed.
Kiko Alonso’s first stint with the Saints began in 2019, when the Miami Dolphins traded him to New Orleans in exchange for Vince Biegel. The Saints later changed Alonso’s contract to a $3.15 million, one-year deal in 2020 before trading him to the San Francisco 49ers, where he didn’t play a single snap. In 2020, the 49ers would release Kiko Alonso, and ever since, he hasn’t been on a roster for an NFL team.
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