The Cleveland Browns have signed Hicks, a potential starter at left guard.|||||||
Hicks was released by the Washington Redskins on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder has played nine seasons in the NFL, making 68 starts, including 27 at left guard. The Browns have a hole at that position after losing Eric Steinbach for the season following back surgery.
The Washington Redskins have signed their first free agent of 2010, addressing their thin offensive line by adding Hicks.|||||||
Hicks signed a three-year deal Saturday that could be worth as much as $9 million. He can play guard or tackle, and the Redskins need both following the retirement of left tackle Chris Samuels and the release of right guard Randy Thomas. He has spent the last four seasons with Minnesota but has mainly been a backup, starting only 13 games over the last three years.
Hicks was inactive for Sunday's game against Atlanta with a partially torn triceps muscle in his right arm.|||||||
Hicks has missed three of the past four games. Ryan Cook got the start at right tackle for Minnesota.
Hicks suffered a sprained ankle in the Vikings' 24-20 loss to Miami on Sunday. The guard's status for the team's Week 12 meeting with Arizona is uncertain.|||||||
Hicks was upgraded from questionable to probable for Sunday's game against Chicago with a shoulder injury. The Vikings' guard practiced all week and has started both games for Minnesota this season.|||||||