Saints agree to restructured contracts with linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Patrick Robinson

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Kiko Alonso
(Photo: Stephen Lew)

Two veteran defenders who have had injury issues are staying with the Saints on restructured contracts.

Linebacker Kiko Alonso has agreed to a restricted contract, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Cornerback Patrick Robinson has done likewise, reports ESPN’s Field Yates.

Alonso, who suffered a torn ACL in New Orleans’ playoff loss in early January, was on the books for a $7.8 million salary in 2020. The former second-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 was acquired by the Saints before last season from the Miami Dolphins.

Alonso made 31 tackles in 13 games last season.

A torn ACL also kept him cost the 6-foot-3, 239-pound Alonso his second pro season. He has had three ACL tears with two including the most recent one in his right knee.

Patrick Robinson
(Photo: Parker Waters)

In his second stint with New Orleans, Robinson was set to count $6.15 million against the salary cap. The 32-year old returned to the Saints on a four-year contract two years ago after winning a Super Bowl with the Eagles.

Robinson was a Saints first round pick in 2010 who also has played for the Colts and Chargers. The 5-11, 190-pounder went on injured reserve in September 2018 with a broken left ankle. Calf and hamstring issues restricted him to 11 games last season.

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