Bills sign second-round pick Kiko Alonso

The rookie signings continue in the AFC East. The latest is from the Buffalo Bills, who signed second-round linebacker Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract, according to the team’s website.

Buffalo is hoping Alonso can make an immediate impact in its revamped linebacking crops under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Alonso is an aggressive player who adds toughness. That is very much needed in Buffalo, which had the NFL’s 31st-ranked run defense last season.

Alonso also is one of several Bills draft picks who had some off-the-field issues in college. There are questions of whether these rookies will gain focus once they reach the NFL, and Alonso's progress in Buffalo will be one to watch.