Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Catching Up With Kiko Alonso


Although it seems like so long ago that the Philadelphia Eagles traded for linebacker Kiko Alonso, he still has yet to play a single snap in midnight green. But everyone seems to have forgotten about Alonso and just how good he was during his rookie season in 2013 with the Buffalo Bills. Alonso not only looked like one of the best rookies that year, but arguably one of the best defensive players in the entire league. It’s time to catch up with him during his short time in Philadelphia so far, all that and much more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

Kiko Alonso In Right Place With EaglesDave Spadaro of

"Everything feels right for Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso in Philadelphia. He’s eating lunch at the NovaCare Complex on this picture-perfect day in South Philadelphia and his eyes are as blue as the sky and he’s feeling the energy.“It’s been an awesome transition, very smooth,” Alonso says. “There are so many guys I know here, from the coaches on down, that it’s been great. It’s exciting to be here.”"

Kiko UpdateTommy Lawlor of

"It seems like ages ago that the Eagles traded for ILB Kiko Alonso. He’s one of the players I’m most excited to see this summer. Alonso is still rehabbing from a torn ACL, but he should be good to go by the time the regular season gets here. Alonso tore his ACL last spring so he’ll have a full calendar year of recovery time."

Eagles Name Joseph Director Of Pro ScoutingBy

"The Eagles have announced the hiring of Dwayne Joseph as the team’s director of pro scouting. Joseph was most recently the associate director of pro personnel with the Chicago Bears.Joseph, 42, began his NFL career as a cornerback for the Chicago Bears, appearing in 16 games, starting one, in the 1995 season. After his playing career, Joseph earned his master’s degree in education leadership from DePaul University. He previously earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse in human development."

Assessing Every Philadelphia Eagles UDFA’s Chances of Making Final RosterAndrew Kulp of

"The Philadelphia Eagles only came away with six players in the 2015 NFL draft. However, they supplemented their incoming talent and filled out the 90-man roster with 16 undrafted free agents, all of whom are competing for a spot on the team, a handful of whom actually have a chance.Obviously, making an NFL team as a rookie free agent is not the most common path, but it’s not unthinkable, either. Last season, Trey Burton did just that for the Eagles, thanks in large part to his contributions on special teams. This year, Burton is expected to be the No. 3 tight end on the depth chart."

The Eagles Should Exceed Their Vegas-Projected Win TotalRay Butler of

"With less than four months remaining until the start of the 2015 NFL regular season, popular online sportsbooks are beginning to release projected win totals for all 32 teams. On Tuesday, Bovada set the Philadelphia Eagles’ regular season win total at nine games, with the “over” being a slight -130 favorite and the “under” being an even-money bet (in layman’s terms, you would have to bet $13 on “more than nine wins for the Eagles” to win $10 and $10 on the “less than nine wins for the Eagles” to win $10). In comparison with other teams around the league, the Ravens’ regular season win total was also set at nine games and the totals of the Cardinals, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Bengals, Cowboys, Chiefs, Dolphins, Saints, Giants, and Steelers were set at a half-game in either direction of nine wins. You can view the Bovada win projections for all 32 teams here."

Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin hasn’t just been an outstanding player since he’s joined the team as a free agent in 2013, he’s also been a magnificent person off the field as well. So has quarterback Mark Sanchez, as both exemplified when they personally went to visit a local Philadelphia hospital following the tragic Amtrak accident.

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