The Vikings have agreed to a contract restructure with LB Jordan Hicks that will keep the veteran around for 2023. That's noteworthy because it comes shortly after Minnesota released longtime LB Eric Kendricks. Hicks turns 31 in June and saw his playing time slip late last season. That included snap shares of less than 70% in each of the final four contests (before the Vikings yanked most starters in a meaningless finale). We'd bet on Hicks remaining a 2023 starter, but he's far from a lock for full playing time. Youngsters Troy Dye and Brian Asamoah should compete for time as well. And we'll see whether the team makes any significant LB additions via free agency or the NFL Draft.
Vikings LB Jordan Hicks left Sunday's loss to the Lions with a toe injury and did not return. He'll have a Monday MRI to determine the severity, HC Kevin O'Connell told reporters afterward. Brian Asamok checked in 3rd among Vikings non-edge LBs against the Lions but didn't pick up all the playing time that Hicks lost. We'll see about the replacement plan if Hicks misses further game action.
LB Jordan Hicks is expected to sign a 2-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings, according to multiple reports. NFL insider Adam Caplan reports that it has a max value of $12 million and carries $6.5 million in guaranteed money. The Cardinals released Hicks this offseason, but the money from Minnesota points to him landing a starting gig next to Eric Kendricks. Expect LB Anthony Barr -- also a free agent -- to land elsewhere.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals are releasing LB Jordan Hicks. The 30-year-old was reportedly on the trade block last summer after Arizona drafted LB Zaven Collins in Round 1, but Hicks remained and spent the whole season as a full-timer. He finished among the top 20 fantasy LBs. Hicks' departure should clear the way for Collins to step in next to Isaiah Simmons -- assuming Collins is ready. His wildly disappointing debut campaign figures to keep Collins' price from climbing too high in 2022 IDP drafts. We'll see whether Hicks lands anywhere.
Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks (toe) is active for today's game against the Texans. He played through a questionable tag last week as well and didn't miss a snap, despite the lopsided win at Cleveland.
Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans with toe and ankle issues. The toe carried over from last week, when Hicks played through a questionable tag and didn't miss a snap against Cleveland. He similarly sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday before putting in a limited Friday workout.
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