6'1'' / 236 lbs
Hicks (shin) isn't listed on Friday's injury report ahead of Sunday's home game against the Chargers.
Hicks was limited in practice Thursday, but the injury wasn't significant enough to impact his availability. The linebacker will look to add to his season total of 14 tackles against a Los Angeles offense that could be without elusive running back Austin Ekeler (ankle).
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Hicks (shin) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Hicks has started both games to date, playing 95 percent of the defensive snaps and registering 14 tackles. The limited participation tentatively puts him on track to play Sunday versus the Chargers.
Hicks had 11 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss in Thursday's 34-28 loss to the Eagles.
Despite missing part of the game due to a lower leg injury, Hicks was one of three Vikings to rack up double-digit tackles. Minnesota's defense spent most of the game on the field due to its inability to slow down Philadelphia's ground game, as the Eagles finished with 259 rushing yards. With 14 tackles through two games, Hicks is on pace to top 100 tackles for a fifth consecutive season.
Hicks (lower leg) has returned to Thursday night's game against the Eagles, Lindsey Young of the Vikings' official site reports.
Hicks exited in the first half after hurting his leg, but he's since made his way back into the contest. The veteran linebacker will look to build upon a big stat line that included eight tackles, including one for a loss, prior to halftime.
Hicks is questionable to return to Thursday's contest against Philadelphia due to a lower leg injury.
Hicks headed to the locker room in the first half, and it's not certain that he'll be able to return. Before his departure, he racked up eight tackles (seven solo), including one for a loss. Brian Assamoah and/or Troy Dye should see more work if Hicks remains sidelined.
Hicks started at middle linebacker and had three tackles and a quarterback hurry in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Hicks is a cornerstone of the defense as he played on 66 of the defense's 68 snaps and is the only linebacker to remain on the field in all formations. He could get more sacks this season as the Vikings utilized more blitzes under new defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
Hicks agreed to a restructured contract Monday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Trubune reports.
Hicks was scheduled to count $6.5 million against the Vikings' cap in 2023, but he's converted a portion of his salary into a bonus to create room for Minnesota. The 30-year-old started all 17 games for the Vikings last season, recording 129 tackles and three sacks on 81 percent of the defensive snaps.
Hicks accumulated 128 tackles (86 solo), including three sacks, as well as 10 passes defended and an interception over 17 games in 2022.
Hicks played his fewest defensive snaps (897) of the last four seasons, though he still finished with his second-most tackles of any season during this span. He served as the team's No. 2 off-ball linebacker and second-leading tackler behind Eric Kendricks (137) in this duo's first season together. Hicks also logged double-digit passes defended for just the second time in his career. The 30-year-old does have a potential out in 2023 heading into the second year of his contract with Minnesota, though he should continue to fulfill a prominent role if he's retained by the team this offseason.