Source: Arizona Cardinals release Jordan Hicks, starting LB

The Arizona CardinalsAre releasing veteran linebacker Jordan HicksA source said that the source was telling ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Hicks (29 years old) played at a high level last year, recording 116 tackles as well as four sacks. However, the Cardinals are moving to give. Zaven CollinsThe first round draftee last year gave him more playing time.

Collins was told by the Cardinals that he would start last season, after he had been selected 16th overall. Hicks stated last year that he was “pissed” to learn that Collins had taken his job. He requested a trade. The deal never came through and Collins, a seven-year veteran, ended up starting all 17 games.

Hicks will be free to sign with another team by being released immediately. This move will not only save the Cardinals $6.5million on their salary cap, but it will also leave them with $3 million in unclaimed funds.

Hicks signed with Cardinals in 2019, and has more than 100 tackles in each of his three seasons with Arizona. He also posted a career-best 150 tackles in 2019.

He spent the first four years of his career with them. Philadelphia EaglesHe was selected by, in the third round. He was injured during his time with Eagles and missed 21 games. However, he started with the Cardinals and didn't miss any game for three seasons.

His career statistics include 638 tackles and 10.5 sacks. He also has 4 forced fumbles (and 11 interceptions).

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