Dolphins trade Kiko Alonso to Saints

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The Dolphins kept Kiko Alonso on their 53-man roster, but only for a day.

Alonso has been traded to the Saints this morning, according to multiple reports.

There’s no word yet on what the Saints sent back to Miami, but it presumably isn’t much, given that Alonso has a base salary of $6.485 million in 2019 that made many question whether any team would want him at all.

Over the last two seasons Alonso has started every game but two in Miami, but the Dolphins are trying to get younger and cheaper and have decided to move on. The Saints will hope that Alonso can bolster their defense as they try to get to one more Super Bowl with Drew Brees.

UPDATE 10:03 a.m. ET: The Dolphins will receive backup linebacker Vince Biegel in the trade, according to Nick Underhill of TheAthletic.com.

61 responses to “Dolphins trade Kiko Alonso to Saints

  1. I have been, and will say again, I HOPE they do not take Tua.. This guy is a lesser Marcus Mariota. These moves make the decision to start Fitzpatrick even more puzzling. Hope Flores still has his office at Patriot Place.

  2. joetoronto says:
    September 1, 2019 at 9:58 am
    The Dolphins are clearly doing the Tua tank.

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    Tanking for a 5th round caliber career backup? Unlikely.

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2019 at 10:03 am
    Flores doing a good job unloading the bad eggs. Clowney would not have been a fit there
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    Flores is from the Belichick coaching tree who has continually failed over and over again. It will take Miami 3 years after Flores to get back to where they have been the last couple seasons which is below average.

  4. Younger LB’s took Kiko’s job. At 6.5 mill this is another smart move off the books. Nobody left to trade so lets get these new o-lineman ready so Rosen can get in after the bye and get going.

  5. I’m excited to be done with these personalities in the locker room. I honestly agreed with Stills, but at the end of the day you’re trying to put together a winning culture and you don’t see these levels of distractions on winning organizations. Also, Kiko was a loose cannon, and his play was nothing at the level he liked to pretend it was. I’m excited with our draft picks and our plan to go young. I hope we can hit on a lot of these picks.

    I wouldn’t be opposed to Tua. I watched him play last year and if you look at his incredible quick release, huge arm, and mobility he’s going to have a much better time behind our duct taped o-line than any of our current QBs. Rosen should stay on the team regardless. It’ll push them both to be better, and we got Rosen for dirt cheap. If you haven’t youtubed Tua’s highlights at the very least check them out. I’m more interested with how Tua does this year though.

    Go fins!

  6. Flores is from the Belichick coaching tree who has continually failed over and over again. It will take Miami 3 years after Flores to get back to where they have been the last couple seasons which is below average.

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    Nope. Saban and Ferentz and other college coaches are not failures at all.

    Greedy, meddling and dumb NFL owners who hire BB assistants thinking they can then control teambuilds with gimmick moves, fail. Yes.

    Read up, little guy. You have to operate like BB the GM to get to positions where you can create leverage. It takes time to do that. The Miami GM giving Flores what he needs to build the team he needs yo coach and lead, is step 1.

    Good things are not built overnight. Good luck in college this year.

  7. Rosen would fair much better in Indy. As it stands, he’s just going to be the next first round bust that clearly ended up on teams that sucked, and his full potential will probably not be realized. He’ll be a journeymany by this time next year. Teams should be limited as to how many first round QBs the can draft over a span. The Cardinals, Jet’s, and Bills – among others have ruined so many young QBs, and yet they somehow end up drafting in the top 10 nearly every year to repeat the same process.

  8. Would love to sit with these people who repeatedly say ‘Tua is overrated’ and watch him play a game.

    I get it, no one likes Alabama. I hate Alabama too, but this guy has all the tools and is more polished than most coming into the NFL at that position.

  9. I like what the Dolphins are doing. You can call it tanking, but it’s not that simple and straight forward as that. After years of roster mismanagement they need to start clearing out guys who aren’t part of long term plan whether it’s for talent reasons or cap reasons (so long Tunsil and Stills). Hopefully ownership will be patient enough to let the process play itself out.

  10. As a Browns fan, I can appreciate the phin’s strategy here. However the year to tank isn’t until 2020. The kid from Bama is not in the same league as this Lawrence dude…just ain’t

  11. I’m not sure so much that these players are cancers (Stills is) but the others have been fine elsewhere.

    A problem I find with the Belichick coaching tree is that they want the ability to dominate a team like Belichick without earning that level of respect form the players first.

  12. That’s just too bad. I was really hoping Josh Allen would have an opportunity to get some revenge and catch this punk in the open field.

  13. I liked Kiko, but can understand the salary dump type move to trade him. Especially with our younger, cheaper LBs emerging.
    Would’ve rather seen a draft pick in return, even it was a 4th (to recuperate the 4th we just gave Houston) instead of a token back up LB.

    Devante and Reshad, I’d keep the number to u-Haul close by.

  14. Free Rosen! The kid may have a future but not if he’s stuck on this tanking team.

    To all of Flores defenders, this is a textbook tank, blatantly going for the 1st overall pick. Stop trying create a word salad to keep from admitting it’s a tank, embrace it.

    It’s a time honored tradition which some fans still refuse to admit exists. The question is, do they hit on those picks or not?

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2019 at 10:36 am
    Flores is from the Belichick coaching tree who has continually failed over and over again. It will take Miami 3 years after Flores to get back to where they have been the last couple seasons which is below average.

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    Nope. Saban and Ferentz and other college coaches are not failures at all.

    Greedy, meddling and dumb NFL owners who hire BB assistants thinking they can then control teambuilds with gimmick moves, fail. Yes.

    Read up, little guy. You have to operate like BB the GM to get to positions where you can create leverage. It takes time to do that. The Miami GM giving Flores what he needs to build the team he needs yo coach and lead, is step 1.

    Good things are not built overnight. Good luck in college this year
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    You are reaching on Saban. Not one person believes Belichick had anything to do with his success. Once Saban left the Browns, Belichick was fired shortly after.

  16. Tunsil and Alonso didn’t play much this pre-season, and wend 3-1. Its not all on the players, its the system! You win as a team. They finished 2nd last year and will do the same this year, book it!!

  17. I’m elated over getting rid of Stills and his cancerous politics. I’m ok with losing Kiko. Even though he does come up with big plays such as stopping Kapaernick in his tracks and picking off David Rivers, both of which were game-winning plays, I don’t like the cheap shots, not to mention the personal fouls they incur.

    I’m still stewing over Tunsil. They had better nail all those draft picks.

  18. It’s clear Steven Ross is obsessed with getting either Tua or Lawrence and has instructed the organization to tank the 2019 season. He probably met with the GM and Flores and assured them their jobs would be safe if all goes well and they go 2-14 (or worse) to get the #1 pick. It sucks for Phins fans, but as a Broncos fan, I have respect for their organization because they have chosen to go all-in on a rebuild. In Denver, Elway is trying to relive the glory days by going big on defense and building a pedestrian offense that “doesn’t score, but doesn’t turn the ball over”.

  19. mcjon22 says:
    September 1, 2019 at 10:50 am
    Would love to sit with these people who repeatedly say ‘Tua is overrated’ and watch him play a game.

    I get it, no one likes Alabama. I hate Alabama too, but this guy has all the tools and is more polished than most coming into the NFL at that position.
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    Gonna guess you didnt watch the National Championship game… When he plays NFL caliber players he is lost in the sauce. He couldn’t read the Clemson defense. Was slow to react when he realized he read the pre snap wrong. And was then out there guessing and got smoked.

  20. Alonso is built like a kicker. He’s too tiny to be an effective player. Running backs constantly run him over.

  21. MortimerInMiami says:
    September 1, 2019 at 10:34 am
    Kiko was a solid player and made many good plays here, the problem is nothing upstairs.
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    Made some good plays but one of the dirtiest players I have watched in over 50 years ….

  22. Here we go again. Outside of a pick 6 to seal a game (I think), what has #47 done? Probably could count on 1 hand the impact plays he’s had. He is awful in coverage but OK against the run. Sure he has 100+ tackles, but mostly a day late and a dollar short. This has been the THIRD time he has been traded and he is not even 30. To change the results you have to change a lot. The fans complaining are the same ones complaining whether they go 6-10 or 9-7 … Same old same old. No guarantees this will work, but what do you have to lose? Besides 10-12 games which was gonna happen anyway. Why not take a flyer on the kid from the CFL?

  23. Someone also posted about all the studs we let go… Landry, Ajayi, Tunsil … Tunsil is the closest thing to a stud in that group. Even with him we had an offensive line that was as close to the bottom as you can get. Ajayi? What exactly has he done since he left? He had a nice little role as backup in Philly and got himself a Chip, but he was far from a difference maker. Last year … Hurt again. Landry? Posted career lows in catches, catch %, & TD’s and second lowest yardage totals. Want to pay him $12/$13 mil per year for 80/900/4??? You have to let this play out 2-3 years and see where we are headed. These guys went to better teams and their production reflected that. That’s what we are trying to do … Build a better TEAM … not keep one offs just because they are good to average and stand out in our land of misfit toys.

  24. If this stock pile of draft picks are wasted on bad picks you are looking at a 10 year rebuild. It will take close to 2-4 years to realize the potential of every player drafted look at Charles Harris. This could be a longer process than people expect. Miami doesn’t draft well. Minkah, tunsil, and Howard all fell in their lap. Worse part is Miami never retains players…Landry, James, Vernon, L Miller…because of issues with coaching. Now you have Flores who doesn’t seem to have gained the trust of this locker room yet. Too many moving pieces…Miami needs to establish an identity. Gruden, Gettleman, and Dorsey already have reputations while nobody in Miami has one during this process. I’m still in #suckforluck mode now I’m supposed to #giveupfortua. No thanx Miami.

  25. This will be the worst team Miami has put on the field in many years. They will be lucky to score a touchdown.
    I am not sure I understand the thinking here. But if the Browns can do it in a year or 2 I guess anyone can. Jury is still out on the Browns but they look like they will be competitive.

  26. My head is spinning. When I fired up the Tablet I wasn’t expecting this. First thought is our QB,s had better get the ball out quick. There won’t be much time looking for no. 3 or 4. Two might be a push. It’s ok having draft picks but Cleveland have had plenty of high picks over many years and are now only looking to have hit on a QB. It’s going to be torture until January. I can remember the 1 – 15 nightmare. Could be one of those or worse.

  27. Next up–Reshad Jones and Devante Parker, especially Parker. Jones may be kept, but you never know. I liked Alonso but I can see why he was traded. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with all that cap space…

  28. Even I would look good playing QB for ‘Bama if there wasn’t Clemson or LSU on the other side. Tua struggles against the biggest competition and name a decent starting QB that’s been left-handed in the past 20 years. Even more challenging is to find a winning QB that can take your team to the Super Bowl. I’m also not biased, I’m left-handed myself. Some of my best friends are left-handed.

    Miami can’t even get Lawrence next draft so they are probably just starting from the ground-up and rebuilding the house. That’s a mighty grand project, time can only tell if it’ll pay out.

    That being said, the last few years of Brady’s career are the perfect time to start the rebuild so when he’s starting to slip you jump in as the new rulers of the East.

  29. Anyone criticizing this move only needs to watch some Saints games this season. Key on Alonso and what you’ll see is a guy who takes bad angles to the ball, gets caught up in trash at the LOS, and is lost in coverage. He fills up the box score with a bunch of tackles downfield after big gains are made. I don’t think he’s inherently a cheap shot guy but just makes bonehead plays that result in personal fouls. Unless Dennis Allen comes up with some miracle strategy on how to use him, Saints fans aren’t going to be impressed.

  30. Word is that the Dolphins are picking up part of his salary for the season. Not sure how much they are picking up, the best guess is at least $1 million of it.

  31. Unless Dennis Allen comes up with some miracle strategy on how to use him

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    He’s rotational at the Mike/Sam position…not too hard to figure that one out based on the fact that New Orleans already has 3 good starting LBs.

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