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Bills coach on Kiko Alonso (ACL): He 'should be cleared soon'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/29/14) Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters on Monday that linebacker Kiko Alonso "should be cleared soon," barring any setbacks in his recovery from ACL surgery in July, per the team's official website. Alonso had 159 tackles and four interceptions in 2013. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for OTAs.
Bills' Kiko Alonso starts to run, but still has ways to go in recovery
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/30/14) Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is pleased with his progress as he is three months removed from ACL surgery.
"I’ve started running already," Alonso told Buffalobills.com. "I’m just doing straight line running, so I’m doing everything but cutting right now. Obviously I’m progressing to full speed running. I’m doing everything, but I’m limited."
Alonso said his knee feels great. However, he is being cautious with his recovery, which usually takes 7-9 months after surgery.
"My knee feels great," he said. "It definitely doesn’t feel like there’s anything wrong with it. It’s just a matter of time. You’ve got to let that ligament heal and strengthen the muscles around it. It feels probably where it should be right now."
Bills make roster moves
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(7/16/14) The Bills released tight end Mike Caussin and placed linebacker Randell Johnson and defensive back Leodis McKelvin on the Active/PUP list. Buffalo put linebacker Kiko Alonso on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, while offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Alan Branch were sent to the Active/Non-Football Illness list.
Bills confirm Alonso has torn ACL
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(7/2/14) Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement Wednesday that linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his left ACL and "will most likely" miss the 2014 season.
"He will be scheduled for surgery in the near future and begin a rehabilitation program at the appropriate time," Whaley said. "We feel badly for Kiko because he has worked very hard this offseason in preparation for the upcoming season, but we look forward to his return with his style of play that made him one of the league's outstanding rookies in 2013."
Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown figure to be part of the competition to replace Alonso in the lineup this season.
|Kiko Alonso was a standout Fantasy linebacker as a rookie in 2013, and we'll see if a move from middle linebacker to weak-side linebacker will keep his stats at a high level. Alonso had 159 total tackles (87 solo) with four interceptions, two sacks and two fumble recoveries last year. His tackle totals should decline, but he should still be considered a starting-caliber Fantasy linebacker in IDP leagues. If he remained in the middle then Alonso would be a Top 10 Fantasy linebacker, but he's more of a late-round option now on Draft Day.
(Updated 5/8/14) |