On Friday, the New Orleans Saints officially announced the signing of veteran free agent linebacker Kiko Alonso. However, it looks like he has changed his mind about his future in the National Football League.
Alonso, 31, is said to have retired from professional football just a day after officially signing with the Saints.
An unexpected move from the veteran, but he’s clearly ready to make a career out of it.
“Kiko Alonso has retired, according to the source. The #Saints brought him in for a workout at training camp, after playing the 2019 season in New Orleans. He decided to hang up after 6 seasons in the #NFL@WWLTV“said Brooke Kirchhofer.
Kiko Alonso, a former Oregon star, has been playing in the NFL since 2013. He played for the Bills, Eagles, Dolphins and Saints. He finished his career with 588 tackles and 10 interceptions.
As fans and analysts have noted, the Saints really need depth at linebacker heading into the 2022 season.
“The Saints may need to sign another linebacker with Kiko Alonso retiring. The team is down on D’Marco Jackson right now and may need another MLB to fill out the roster,” Nick said. Underhill.
Congratulations to Kiko Alonso for a great career. Enjoy retirement.