LB Jordan Hicks has bulked up for 2017 season

31 July 2017 Eagles News

PHILADELPHIA – According to Philadelphia Eagles’ LB Jordan Hicks, he’s gained seven pounds of “strength weight” for the 2017 season.

During the offseason the third-year linebacker made it a point to get bigger and stronger, as last season Hicks played at 230 pounds.

“My weight is up, I’m around 237, and I played at 230 last year,” Hicks said. “I feel good at this weight. It hasn’t slowed me down. And the weight that I gained is strength weight. I’m stronger and definitely feel good.”

Last year, the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Hicks had a breakout season, playing in all 16 games for the Eagles, while leading all NFL LBs with a career high 5 interceptions on the year. The former Texas Lobghorn recorded 85 tackles, 1 sack and 11 pass breakups. Not only did Hicks elevate his gameplay last season, he also developed into a solid on-field general for the Birds.

At the moment, Hicks is limited during training camp, but is still out there practicing with the team as he recovers from the broken bone in his right hand. Look for him to be fully healthy and ready for the season.