After sitting out the 2020 and 2021 NFL seasons, linebacker Kiko Alonso signed a one-year take care of the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
Two days later, Alonso has reportedly determined to finish his comeback and grasp up the cleats for good, in accordance with WWL-TV’s Brooke Kirchhofer.
ESPN’s Katherine Terrell stories that Alonso is bodily high-quality and easily modified his thoughts about returning to play.
Alonso final appeared in an NFL sport again in 2019, when he performed 13 video games for the Saints. He began the 2020 season on the PUP listing earlier than being traded to the San Francisco 49ers, who minimize him just some weeks later.
Alonso was a second-round choice by the Buffalo Payments out of Oregon within the 2013 NFL draft.
In his first season with the Payments, Alonso completed with career highs in tackles (159), interceptions (4) and sacks (2.0) whereas being named to the 2013 NFL All-Rookie crew.
After lacking the 2014 season with a torn ACL, Alonso was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles forward of the 2015 season. He’d spend only one season in Philly earlier than being dealt to the Miami Dolphins, the place he performed from 2016 to 2018 earlier than becoming a member of the Saints.
In 86 profession NFL video games for the Payments, Eagles, Dolphins and Saints, Alonso posted 588 tackles, 10 interceptions, seven pressured fumbles and three sacks.