49ers waive LB acquired in Kwon Alexander trade

Kyle Madson
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Linebacker Kiko Alonso was never likely to suit up for the 49ers this year after they acquired him and a fifth-round pick in the deal that sent linebacker Kwon Alexander to the Saints. The team on Monday made that official when they waived/failed physical Alonso.

The 30-year-old linebacker tore his ACL during the Saints’ playoff loss to the Vikings in January, and his chances of returning this season were not high. He was on the final year of his contract and his inclusion in the trade was more of a procedural move than one the 49ers made to try and get better this season.

Alonso began the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list and the last update head coach Kyle Shanahan gave was on Nov. 12 when he said the linebacker wouldn’t be in practice any time soon.

The Bills gave Alonso his start in the league as a second-round pick in the 2013 draft. He played in 86 games and posted 588 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 10 interceptions for Buffalo, Philadelphia, Miami and New Orleans.

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49ers stat leaders at Bye week reflect up-and-down 2020 season

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Tampa Bay
+125+2O 52.5
New Orleans
-150-2U 52.5