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Linebacker Kiko Alonso tears ACL against Vikings

The injuries continue to mount as the team faces another early postseason exit.

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints are facing another loss today as news of linebacker Kiko Alonso tearing his ACL came out early this morning. Tom Pelissero broke the news:

The linebacker—who bounced around numerous teams— was traded for from Miami at the beginning of the season in a player-for-player trade that had the Saints send Vince Biegel to the Dolphins.

Alonso is dealing with his third ACL injury as he enters the final season of his contract. If the team decides to bring him back for next season he’ll have a $6.4 million cap hit.