Cleveland Browns Sign Veteran OG Artis Hicks

The Cleveland Browns signed veteran offensive lineman Artis Hicks on Sunday night, capping off a day in which they added four players off waivers before their first regular season game. Of all four of those signings though, the signing of Hicks might be the most significant one in the immediate future.

Hicks entered the league in 2002 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (Tom Heckert connection). Hicks played with the Eagles for four seasons and was a starter in two of them. He then spent four years with the Minnesota Vikings, mostly as a backup, but he did make quite a few starts too. Last year, he played for the Washington Redskins and started ten games.

Hicks has experience at left guard and is a candidate to replace Jason Pinkston as the opening day starter against the Cincinnati Bengals. Granted, Pinkston will probably still get the start, but you could almost view this as the team adding Floyd Womack version 2.0. If he needs to start temporarily, he can. If he doesn't, then you at least have a somewhat reliable backup on the roster.

To make room for Hicks, the Browns waived offensive guard Pat Murray.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Dawgs By Nature

You must be a member of Dawgs By Nature to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawgs By Nature. You should read them.

Join Dawgs By Nature

You must be a member of Dawgs By Nature to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawgs By Nature. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker