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Multiple sources report that Bills LB Kiko Alonso suffered an ACL tear in a Tuesday workout in Oregon.  Doctors have yet to determine the extent of the damage and, thus, whether he'll miss all of the coming season.  But we're not betting on Alonso returning in 2014.  Nigel Bradham, Keith Rivers and Ty Powell look like top candidates for his vacated weak-side LB spot in new DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme.  Alonso's absence could help MLB Brandon Spikes find more tackles and stay on the field for 3rd downs.  Check out our updated projections for Buffalo's defense and its IDPs.

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The Saints have worked out a trade to acquire LB Kiko Alonso from the Dolphins, NFL Network reports. That removes a veteran LB who was clearly on his way out of Miami anyway. Jerome Baker and Sam Eguavoen look like the top 2 fantasy LB options there. Alonso joins a crowded LB situation in New Orleans that will need some sorting. Demario Davis remains the top fantasy option ... and, really, the only Saints LB worth rostering in most IDP leagues for now.

Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars because of knee and ankle issues that limited his practice participation all week. Alonso did, at least, take part every day and played 100% of the snaps in last week's loss to the Vikings. We're betting he'll be active for his high-ceiling fantasy matchup with Jacksonville.

Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Saints and ready to use in IDP lineups. He entered the day questionable.

Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso is questionable for Sunday's game because of a shoulder issue. There doesn't seem to be much more information available on it than that. We'll confirm his game status Sunday morning.

The Dolphins have agreed to a 3-year extension with LB Kiko Alonso. The Miami Herald reports that it's a $28.8 million deal, while the Palm Beach Post reports that it includes $18.5 million in guarantees. That's all for a guy the Dolphins could have kept on a 1-year RFA deal. Miami's committed here. And the team clearly likes recent signee Lawrence Timmons as well. We'd bet on both filling 3-down roles, regardless of who settles into the middle and who plays the weak side. Both players carry top-24 IDP potential among LBs.

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