Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso happy to head back to Philadelphia

Kiko Alonso had a breakout year once he left Philadelphia. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE—Next week’s joint practices with the Eagles will be interesting for the two Dolphins players they traded last year. Byron Maxwell is looking forward to giving them an up-close reminder of what he sees as a mistake, and Kiko Alonso is happy to see some old friends.

Miami will practice with Philadelphia next Monday and Tuesday leading up to its preseason game against the Eagles on Aug. 24.

“I’m excited,” Alonso said today. “I know a bunch of guys over there. I’ve got some friends on the team, and it’s always fun to go against people that you once played with and that you know.”

When asked if his year with the Eagles is a good memory or bad, he replied, “Good, man. That year didn’t go the way I wanted it to go for the team or for myself, but it’s the NFL.”

The Bills dealt Alonso to Philadelphia in March 2015, then the Eagles flipped him to Miami a year later to move up in the draft. Maxwell came over in the same trade. His situation was much different considering he was one season into a six-year deal.

The Dolphins have been the perfect landing spot for Alonso, who played well at middle linebacker last season and signed a three-year, $29 million extension in March. He’ll likely move to outside linebacker this year.

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