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  • NFL Preseason Blitz: Kiko Alonso, another big Eagles addition, debuts

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner5 hrs ago

    The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge trade this offseason to acquire a big-name player coming off an ACL surgery.

    Oh, and then they traded for quarterback Sam Bradford, too.

    Don't forget inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, who came over to Philadelphia in the controversial LeSean McCoy trade with the Buffalo Bills. Alonso was fantastic in 2013, then tore his ACL last offseason. He hadn't played a game since the end of the 2013 season  — he missed Philadelphia's first three preseason games — so Thursday night's debut was a big step for him.

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    Alonso looked pretty good. He played one drive and moved well. Officially he was credited with two tackles but was around the ball on many plays. Not wanting to push things, Alonso didn't play after that first series in a game the New York Jets won 24-18. Alonso had dealt with tendinitis in his surgically repaired knee this preseason. 

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