Monday, March 7, 2016

RPTs: Alonso returning to AFC East with Dolphins

It appears Kiko Alonso is back in the AFC East.

According to media reports, the Miami Dolphins agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, bringing in the former Buffalo Bills linebacker, as well as cornerback Byron Maxwell, in exchange for draft compensation.

Per Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post:
The Dolphins have been searching for an adequate middle linebacker since Karlos Dansby was released after the 2012 season. Kelvin Sheppard started there last year but struggled.  Alonso, 25, is still on his rookie deal and only has a base salary of $941,418 this season. 
As for cornerback, Brent Grimes reportedly refused to restructure his contract and now may be on the way out with Maxwell coming in.