Former Oregon Defensive Linebacker Kiko Alonso has signed a deal with the Buffalo Bills. In his Oregon career he led the Ducks with 143 tackles, six interceptions, and 3 1/2 sacks.
He was taken 46th overall in the NFL Draft by the Bills and has signed a 4 year deal worth $4.3 Million with $1.5 million guaranteed for the 2nd round draft pick.
According to OregonLive.com, he took a straightforward approach with NFL teams when asked about his past.
“I just told them I put in my time and I’m moving forward,” Alonso said. “I’m ready to play football and compete.”
Alonso will compete for a starting job in a revamped defense that’s making the switch to a 3-4 system under new coordinator Mike Pettine. The Bills thought highly enough of Alonso’s potential that they traded returning starter Kelvin Sheppard to Indianapolis two days after the draft.
Only two players remain unsigned for the Bills from the Draft. First Round pick, Quarterback E.J. Manuel and Second Round pick, Wide Receiver Robert Woods.
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