Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso was spectacular as a rookie in the middle last year.
They think he can be better if they move him.
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said the Bills plan to move Alonso outside, and find someone else for the middle in Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 alignment.
“That right now is the plan,” Whaley said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “We’re going to move him outside. Have Keith Rivers on the other outside [spot].
“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.”
Alonso’s not the prototype size for a middle linebacker, but his mobility allowed him to make plays all over the field, with four interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble to go with his 159 tackles.
Whaley mentioned some “on-campus” possibilities to play in the middle, but a player such as former Patriots inside linebacker Brandon Spikes makes some sense there.