The runner up for last year’s Defensive Rookie of the Year is getting a new home on the football field. At least, he’s getting a new position on the football field.
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that the team is going to be moving Kiko Alonso to the outside linebacker spot in the lineup, and will find someone else to play the middle in new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’ scheme.
“That right now is the plan,” Whaley told WGR550-AM Buffalo. “We’re going to move him outside. Have Keith Rivers on the other outside.”
Whaley continued: “We think with his athletic ability, his speed, and his instincts, why limit him by having to take on those big guards? Let’s cover him up and let him run and hit.”
In his rookie season, Alonso started the year with an interception in his first four games, but failed to register one in the final 12. He did, however, finish the year with 159 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble to go along with those four interceptions.
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