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Kiko Alonso becomes sixth draft pick to sign with Bills

By Mark Gaughan

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of second-round draft pick Kiko Alonso, the linebacker from the University of Oregon.

Terms were not disclosed, but it's expected Alonso's deal will be worth about $1.1 million a year over four years. The total value should be worth about $4.4 million. Alonso becomes the sixth of the Bills' eighth draft picks to sign.

The remaining unsigned picks are first-rounder EJ Manuel and Robert Woods, who was taken in the second round five picks ahead of Alonso.

Alonso, 6-foot-3 and 238 pounds, has a chance to start right away in the Bills' defense. In the 3-4 front, Nigel Bradham is one starting inside linebacker. The other spot is open with this month's trade of Kelvin Sheppard to Indianapolis. Alonso started 17 of 36 games for Oregon. As a senior, he had 81 tackles in 12 starts.

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2013 draft | EJ Manuel | Kiko Alonso | Robert Woods
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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