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Bills place Kiko Alonso on NFI list

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Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is expected to miss the entire season after tearing his ACL in a pre-camp workout, but the door is still open for his return.

The Bills placed Alonso on the reserve/non-football injury list on Tuesday, which means that he could be activated and eligible to practice or play between the 6th and 11th weeks of the season. If he practices, the team would have three weeks to put him on the active roster or Alonso would revert to injured reserve.

Unlikely as that timeline might be, it would work out better for Alonso to wind up on injured reserve. If he spends the entire year on NFI, which is for players injured outside of team activities, he won’t accrue a season toward free agency and would be a restricted free agent after his the final year of his rookie deal. That would limit his options, although any future contract discussions are probably best left until there’s some idea how Alonso looks after recovering from his injury.

The move also clears another roster spot as the Bills, who have 74 players and can now add someone if they’re so inclined.

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9 Responses to “Bills place Kiko Alonso on NFI list”
  1. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 26, 2014 12:34 PM

    Coward.

  2. bassplucker says: Aug 26, 2014 12:38 PM

    The Bad Luck Bills can’t catch a break. This kid was fixing to beast this season.

  3. sminco123 says: Aug 26, 2014 12:59 PM

    that’s wrong. non football injury? the nfl is a 12 month (ok maybe 11 months) job. working out is a part of his job. from everything that has been written about him, he sounds like an insane worker and teammate. this is like the Texans waiting to pay JJ. sure you can say it’s not football related, and tie him up for another season, but is that the right thing to do?

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Aug 26, 2014 1:03 PM

    Preparing for his flight from Buffalo in his FA years

  5. tolan04 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:10 PM

    The legend of Kiko. He just tells his acl to get better and it does. Would be a miracle if he returned at the end of the season.

  6. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Aug 26, 2014 1:14 PM

    If they leave him on the NFI and he doesn’t accrue the year, I hope he leaves Buffalo the second he gets the chance.

    You constantly hearing coaches harping on their players to work out and stay in shape in the offseason. It’s not like he was cliff diving in Mexico or running with the bulls in Pamplona when he got hurt.

    It is completely hypocritical to demand these guys stay in peak condition year round and the penalize them when they get hurt doing so.

  7. kgun80 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:36 PM

    He’ll be back in 2015 and the legend will continue. The only coward I see is the guy who changes his screen name to insult a team city and region.

  8. bassplucker says: Aug 26, 2014 1:49 PM

    Even though he’s injured right now, I still wish my Bears could have landed him somehow.

  9. billswillnevermove says: Aug 26, 2014 3:05 PM

    J E T S = 0-16!!! Take it to the bank!!!

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