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The Eagles got some good news on the defensive side of things today. Linebacker Kiko Alonso, acquired in the offseason for running back LeSean McCoy, visited with Dr. James Andrews and had arthroscopic surgery performed on his ailing knee. He could return to the field in the next few weeks.

During training camp, Alonso experienced tendinitis in the knee and he exited the Eagles week two matchup against Dallas with what was determined a knee sprain later in the week. He has seven combined tackles and a one-handed interception so far this season.

Meanwhile, in place of Alonso this week against the Jets, rookie Jordan Hicks stepped up and had a huge game. He recorded 10 tackles -- nine solo -- recovered a fumble and grabbed an interception.

Brandon Apter is a contributor for


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