Hicks intends to sign a four-year, $36 million contract with Arizona, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The deal reportedly includes $20 million guaranteed, including a $12 million signing bonus. Hicks had some trouble staying on the field in Philadelphia, but there's never been much question about his performance, with the 2015 third-round pick recording 254 tackles (180 solo), 19 passes defensed, seven interceptions, six fumble recoveries and five sacks in 43 career games (40 starts). Hicks will need to adjust from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 scheme, though he does have some experience with the latter from his rookie season under Chip Kelly. There's no shortage of IDP potential, with Hicks likely handling a three-down role in the desert.
Hicks made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints and finished the regular season with 91 tackles (61 solo), three sacks and five passes defensed. Despite missing four weeks with a calf injury, the tackle and sack numbers represent career highs. But it was yet another shortened season for the 26-year-old, who has only played 16 games once in four pro seasons. If the Texas product can shake the injury-prone label in 2019, he could have some serious upside in IDP leagues.
Hicks (calf) is active Sunday against Washington. Hicks did not take the practice field Wednesday or Thursday, but a limited session Friday was enough to get a spot on the active roster. With what will likely be another start at middle linebacker, Hicks will look to build on what's already a career high in combined tackles (90) and sacks (3) in his fourth NFL season.
Hicks (calf) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Hicks appears on track to retake the field for the first time since injuring his calf over a month ago. Barring any setbacks, expect the fourth-year pro to draw the start at middle linebacker versus Houston.
Hicks (calf) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Hicks' limited session Wednesday is his first time participating in practice since injuring his calf Nov. 18. The fourth-year pro is making significant strides in his recovery, but it remains to be seen whether Hicks will manage to suit up against the Texans on Sunday.
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