Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso has a torn ligament in his knee, will miss the entire season

The Bills' defense took a huge hit with the loss of Kiko Alonso

7/3/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The Bills have announced that Kiko Dec 15, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso (50) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports Alonso will miss the entire season with a torn ligament in his knee.

He's having surgery to replace his torn ACL, and will miss all of 2014, according to the Bills.

Last year, Alonso was a defensive rookie of the year candidate, leading the Buffalo defense with 159 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions.

Alonso was a force on the Bills defense, and he was a huge difference maker last year. The Bills were hoping for at least the same performance from him this year, and perhaps even a slight improvement.

Instead, they now have a huge hole in the middle of their defense, which was supposed to be their biggest strength.

Manny Lawson and 3rd round pick Preston Brown are expected to pick up the slack in Alonso's absence, but there's going to be a significant drop off in production there, and opposing teams may be able to exploit that.

This is a huge loss for the Bills. We'll see how they manage to overcome it.
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8/21/14   |   kevhurls   |   18 respect

Is Kiko wearing a cup?

7/3/14   |   Scott   |   53030 respect

Sean Lee, Sean Weatherspoon and now Alonso.  It's been a rough off season for linebackers in the NFL