The Dolphins are looking to sign Kiko Alonso to a multi-year contract, reports Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (via Twitter). The linebacker is set to hit restricted free agency tomorrow, meaning the team can match any offer he receives (or receive draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere). According to Garafolo, Miami is trying to extend Alonso as opposed to tendering him.
The former second-round pick has bounced around the NFL since entering the league in 2013. Alonso was dealt from the Bills to the Eagles in exchange for LeSean McCoy in 2015, and he was subsequently traded to the Dolphins along with Byron Maxwell last offseason.
The linebacker responded with one of his strongest seasons in years. Alonso compiled 115 tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble. He made it clear earlier this offseason that he has little interest in moving to middle linebacker next season.