Report: Jordan Hicks accepts pay cut to stay with Cardinals

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Linebacker Jordan Hicks accepted a pay cut to remain with the Cardinals for 2021, Howard Balzer of reports.

Hicks signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the Cardinals in 2019, a deal that included $20 million guaranteed the first two years. His contract called for a $5 million base salary this year with a $1 million roster bonus.

Hicks was scheduled to count $9 million against the cap in 2021.

The restructuring will reduce the cap charge by $3 million this season, according to Balzer. Hicks’ base salary now is $2 million with another $1 million available via per-game roster bonuses.

Hicks, 28, has started all 32 games in his two seasons in Arizona. He has 268 tackles, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

2 responses to “Report: Jordan Hicks accepts pay cut to stay with Cardinals

  1. Jordan Hicks was a terrific player for the Eagles. Smart, a team leader. He just couldn’t stay healthy. They ended up having to let him go in free agency. It’
    s great to see that he has been healthy with the Cardinals over two years and is able to stay with an upsurging franchise. Good guy.

  2. I believe this is the second or maybe even third Cardinals starter to accept a significant pay cut to remain, and CB Alford got cut and was then resigned for cheap. AZ has done a lot in free agency already, with JJ Watt and Butler and AJ Green, the trade for Center Hudson, plus tons of depth signings. Now they have $15 million more to spend.

    They are making a run this year.

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