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Bills rookie Kiko Alonso has arrived

Middle linebacker emerges as tackling machine after taking rocky road to NFL

Updated: November 21, 2013, 8:31 AM ET
By Mike Rodak | ESPN.com

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- When naming the NFL's best middle linebackers over the past decade, two stand out: Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

Both were fiery and passionate, the vocal quarterbacks of their respective defenses. Neither was ever at a shortage of words, on or off the field.

Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso is different.

One of the most quiet and reserved players in his team's locker room, the 46th overall pick in April's draft has let his play ...

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