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Hicks' Rookie Season Ends Early


On Monday afternoon, the Eagles announced that rookie inside linebacker Jordan Hicks has been placed on injured reserve due to a torn pectoral tendon suffered in Sunday's win over Dallas.

The news is a big blow to the Eagles' defense, as Hicks had stepped into the staring lineup due to injuries to Kiko Alonso, Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans, and he'd played at an all-time rookie level. He became the fourth rookie linebacker in team history to have two or more interceptions in a season and the first since Alonzo Johnson in 1986. Hicks has a sack, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble on the season. He also became the ninth Eagles rookie with a pick six and the first since Bill Bradley in 1969.

No corresponding move has been made to fill Hicks' roster spot. The good news for the Eagles is that Alonso and Kendricks were back on the field together for the Dallas game, and hopefully Ryans can make his return from his hamstring injury in the near future.

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