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Rooster
05-01-2007, 09:02 AM
Chiefs release Hicks
The Kansas City Star
Defensive end Eric Hicks, who has spent his entire career in Kansas City, was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Hicks ranks fifth in Chiefs history with 44.5 career sacks, but he was strictly a reserve in 2006 after starting most games since 1999. He signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Chiefs in 1998 out of Maryland.

The release wasn’t unexpected considering that Hicks was eating up a large chunk of the Chiefs’ salary cap even though his days as a starter are over. He was due to make $4,450,000 this season.

http://www.kansascity.com/116/story/90002.html

Mecca
05-01-2007, 09:03 AM
Yes praise God........this is the greatest day.

Count Zarth
05-01-2007, 09:04 AM
Free at last...free at last.....

HIGHLIGHT FILM ON THE WAY!

cmh6476
05-01-2007, 09:05 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2007





CHIEFS RELEASE DE ERIC HICKS


Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday that the club has released DE Eric Hicks.

“Eric has been an excellent football player for the Kansas City Chiefs and a superb representative of this organization in the community these past nine years,” President Carl Peterson stated. “Eric is one of the best college free agents that we have signed since ’89. We congratulate he and wife, Erica, for undertaking so many charity endeavors in Kansas City . We will always consider them a part of the Chiefs family.”

Hicks (6-6, 280) appeared in 128 games (104 starts) in nine seasons with the Chiefs, making him one of just 64 players in team history to start 100 or more games with the franchise. During his nine-year tenure with the club, he registered 44.5 sacks, the fifth-highest tally in Kansas City history. He also made 574 tackles (284 solo), a figure that ranks 12th in Chiefs annals. He enjoyed three seasons with 90 or more tackles, racking up a career-high 118 stops in 2003. In addition, he also registered nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 15 passes defensed, 185 QB pressures, a blocked FG and two special teams tackles. He scored his lone professional TD on a 44-yard fumble return vs. Minnesota (12/12/99).

The most prolific sack season of Hicks’ NFL career came in 2000, when he racked up a career-best 14.0 sacks (-73.0 yards), becoming just the fourth player in team history to produce 14.0 or more sacks in a single season. Hicks produced five of his 10 career multi-sack games that season, including a career-high 3.0 QB takedowns vs. Seattle (10/2/00). He registered those numbers in 2000 despite missing three games due to a knee injury.

Hicks emerged as a starter for Kansas City in ’99 when he opened all 16 games, recording 70 tackles (29 solo) and 4.0 sacks (-25.0 yards). In ’98, he appeared in three games for the Chiefs after becoming the only college free agent to make the club’s Opening Day roster.

The Erie , Pennsylvania native played collegiately at the University of Maryland , starting 22 of 41 career games. In four seasons with the Terrapins, he collected 147 tackles (107 solo), 9.5 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He saw action in all 11 contests with seven starts and posted 42 tackles (31 solo), 1.5 sacks and five tackles for a loss as a senior. He had a career-high 4.0 sacks as a sophomore in ’95. Prior to playing at Maryland , Hicks starred at Mercyhurst High School in Erie , Pennsylvania , where he collected a team-high 68 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a senior.

An active member of the Kansas City community, Hicks and his wife Erica formed “The Hicks for Hearts Foundation” in 2001 to benefit and support families of children with congential heart defects. The Hicks’ have also served as spokespersons for the American Heart Association, the Midwest Transplant Network and the March of Dimes. The Hicks’ daughter, Shayla, was born with a heart condition that required numerous surgeries after her birth in ’99.







Josh Looney

Kansas City Chiefs Public Relations

Fish
05-01-2007, 09:05 AM
:toast: PBJ :rockon:




Ohh Glorious Day!!!!

StcChief
05-01-2007, 09:05 AM
Agreed this has been along time coming with his 1 good season..... No highlite/lowlite video needed.

couldn't have seen that coming considering the DT/DE drafts. :)

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 09:05 AM
:grovel:

Mecca
05-01-2007, 09:06 AM
I wonder if Hicks will go hang out with the rest of his "friends" that he was going on about a few years ago that have already been cut.

siberian khatru
05-01-2007, 09:07 AM
Jake Plummer's value just plummeted.

ChiefsFan4Life
05-01-2007, 09:08 AM
Awesome - I liked the guy but he was ALWAYS two to three steps behind and couldn't identify a bootleg to save his life

Iowanian
05-01-2007, 09:08 AM
Happy Trails toooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

http://www.wordsoffreedom.com/images/Roy%20Rogers/roy_trigger_new_color72.jpg

ROYC75
05-01-2007, 09:09 AM
He will end up in Denver, Denver will cheat the cap again to pay Cutler and Henry this time and win another SB * .


Other than that, It was time for Hicks to go.

PastorMikH
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
PBJ PBJ PBJ PBJ PBJ


I wonder if any other teams will take a chance on him? :shake:

carlos3652
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
Wish him the best, I hope he finds a new team and becomes the starter, hopefully either Denver, SD or Raiders... :)

Pestilence
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
Thank God! Only one more worthless d-lineman to go. Here's looking at you Sims!

Woodrow Call
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
:rockon:

Herm's got the knife out trimming the fat. First Bartee and now Hicks; Sims has to be next.

DJJasonp
05-01-2007, 09:11 AM
During his nine-year tenure with the club, he registered 44.5 sacks, the fifth-highest tally in Kansas City history

Why can I not remember a single one of them?

Iowanian
05-01-2007, 09:11 AM
Frank Boal just said he thinks hicks will be picked up.....hahahhahhahahahaha

Maybe as a shift manager at the Sonic.

cmh6476
05-01-2007, 09:12 AM
next up, sims

Gonzo
05-01-2007, 09:13 AM
Good luck Eric, hope everything works out for you. Thanks for all the great years, you know, 2000.

Pestilence
05-01-2007, 09:13 AM
Frank Boal just said he thinks hicks will be picked up.....hahahhahhahahahaha

Maybe as a shift manager at the Sonic.

You think Sonic's that hard up for managers? Dude couldn't cover the bootleg....how well do you think he'll do creating shift schedules?

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 09:13 AM
:rockon:

Herm's got the knife out trimming the fat. First Bartee and now Hicks; Sims has to be next.


Knife, kitchen shears, hedge clippers, what's the difference. Lot 'o fat to cut.

Keep up the good work, Herm.

Sims can't be far behind......

Rooster
05-01-2007, 09:14 AM
During his nine-year tenure with the club, he registered 44.5 sacks, the fifth-highest tally in Kansas City history

Why can I not remember a single one of them?

No kidding.

Mecca
05-01-2007, 09:14 AM
You think Sonic's that hard up for managers? Dude couldn't cover the bootleg....how well do you think he'll do creating shift schedules?

He'll go to chase one of the waitresses on roller skates and just fall down for no reason.

Phobia
05-01-2007, 09:15 AM
I remember the moment I became an Eric Hicks fan.

He was in the backfield chasing a loose ball. Most defensive players like to slap at the ball, catch it in mid stride, or otherwise advance the ball before they've secured it. Not Hicks. He was a smart player. He stopped completely, gathered the ball in, tucked it, and started running. Despite the extra time taken, he still scored a TD.

Then I became a fan.

It took 4 years of crap to ruin that goodwill from me. Then it took another 4 years for him to get the boot.

Never before has any one person made an entire career out of one year, not even Dante Hall.

Pestilence
05-01-2007, 09:16 AM
He'll go to chase one of the waitresses on roller skates and just fall down for no reason.


The greatest thing? I can picture that really really well. lol ROFL

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 09:16 AM
Free at last...free at last.....

HIGHLIGHT FILM ON THE WAY!

Should be easy to make, will only be about 45 seconds long.......

htismaqe
05-01-2007, 09:17 AM
If only we would have draft some offensive linemen, we could have kept Eric on the team.

Frazod
05-01-2007, 09:17 AM
I only regret that Sims didn't get the boot first.

Valiant
05-01-2007, 09:17 AM
Wish him the best, I hope he finds a new team and becomes the starter, hopefully either Denver, SD or Raiders... :)


God I hope so, just so we can run the bootleg on them...

thehead
05-01-2007, 09:17 AM
Thank god !! one word bootleg :)

macdawg
05-01-2007, 09:19 AM
been wanting this for years. good teams don't have subpar players eating 4.5 mil cap space

Cochise
05-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Nice... I didn't really expect this due to the Allen situation, but I'll take it.

ROYC75
05-01-2007, 09:23 AM
Frank Boal just said he thinks hicks will be picked up.....hahahhahhahahahaha

Maybe as a shift manager at the Sonic.

OK, Frank was being nice.......




















j/k .... Frank is as stupid as Jack sometimes.

Tribal Warfare
05-01-2007, 09:24 AM
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Break out the bubbley!!!!!!!!

Mecca
05-01-2007, 09:25 AM
Who's next...........Sims, Wesley, Green?

blueballs
05-01-2007, 09:29 AM
This strangely reminds me of a animal planet episode
an old elephant dies and a young elephant goes over
to the body and does a air -dry hump over it

trndobrd
05-01-2007, 09:31 AM
I always thought Hicks was a good guy, hard worker, team player and, initially, a good value as an undrafted FA. He did more with less than most, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

However, how someone with 3rd string talent could get a contract for $4 mill is just beyond me. Glad to see Herm cutting some dead weight.



"Mr. Sims, Coach says he wants to see you in his office. Oh, could you bring your playbook with you?"

Mecca
05-01-2007, 09:32 AM
I always thought Hicks was a good guy, hard worker, team player and, initially, a good value as an undrafted FA. He did more with less than most, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

However, how someone with 3rd string talent could get a contract for $4 mill is just beyond me. Glad to see Herm cutting some dead weight.



"Mr. Sims, Coach says he wants to see you in his office. Oh, could you bring your playbook with you?"

"My what??? Oh shit....." :::dusts donut residue off playbook::::

KC-TBB
05-01-2007, 09:36 AM
WHO THE F__K WAS HICKS? As someone previously said...hard to remember the guy.

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 09:36 AM
"My what??? Oh shit....." :::dusts donut residue off playbook::::

Then Herm picks it up and sprinkles fall out of it.......

Jenson71
05-01-2007, 09:36 AM
"My what??? Oh shit....." :::dusts donut residue off playbook::::

As he's walking to the office, the playbook still has the scent of donuts. He eats playbook. Goes home.

pikesome
05-01-2007, 09:37 AM
This offseason is shaping up to be a turning point in Chiefs' history. Hopefully a good point. A lot of changes. It's going to be a way different team on the field next year.

Lzen
05-01-2007, 09:38 AM
Halleluiah!!

raypec85
05-01-2007, 09:40 AM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2007/05/01/chiefs_release_de_eric_hicks/

Chiefs Release DE Eric Hicks
May 01, 2007, 9:55:02 AM


Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday that the club has released DE Eric Hicks.

“Eric has been an excellent football player for the Kansas City Chiefs and a superb representative of this organization in the community these past nine years,” President Carl Peterson stated. “Eric is one of the best college free agents that we have signed since ‘89. We congratulate he and wife, Erica, for undertaking so many charity endeavors in Kansas City. We will always consider them a part of the Chiefs family.”

Hicks (6-6, 280) appeared in 128 games (104 starts) in nine seasons with the Chiefs, making him one of just 64 players in team history to start 100 or more games with the franchise. During his nine-year tenure with the club, he registered 44.5 sacks, the fifth-highest tally in Kansas City history. He also made 574 tackles (284 solo), a figure that ranks 12th in Chiefs annals. He enjoyed three seasons with 90 or more tackles, racking up a career-high 118 stops in 2003. In addition, he also registered nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 15 passes defensed, 185 QB pressures, a blocked FG and two special teams tackles. He scored his lone professional TD on a 44-yard fumble return vs. Minnesota (12/12/99).

The most prolific sack season of Hicks’ NFL career came in 2000, when he racked up a career-best 14.0 sacks (-73.0 yards), becoming just the fourth player in team history to produce 14.0 or more sacks in a single season. Hicks produced five of his 10 career multi-sack games that season, including a career-high 3.0 QB takedowns vs. Seattle (10/2/00). He registered those numbers in 2000 despite missing three games due to a knee injury.

Hicks emerged as a starter for Kansas City in ‘99 when he opened all 16 games, recording 70 tackles (29 solo) and 4.0 sacks (-25.0 yards). In ‘98, he appeared in three games for the Chiefs after becoming the only college free agent to make the club’s Opening Day roster.

The Erie, Pennsylvania native played collegiately at the University of Maryland, starting 22 of 41 career games. In four seasons with the Terrapins, he collected 147 tackles (107 solo), 9.5 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He saw action in all 11 contests with seven starts and posted 42 tackles (31 solo), 1.5 sacks and five tackles for a loss as a senior. He had a career-high 4.0 sacks as a sophomore in ‘95. Prior to playing at Maryland, Hicks starred at Mercyhurst High School in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he collected a team-high 68 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a senior.

An active member of the Kansas City community, Hicks and his wife Erica formed “The Hicks for Hearts Foundation” in 2001 to benefit and support families of children with congential heart defects. The Hicks’ have also served as spokespersons for the American Heart Association, the Midwest Transplant Network and the March of Dimes. The Hicks’ daughter, Shayla, was born with a heart condition that required numerous surgeries after her birth in ‘99.

cmh6476
05-01-2007, 09:41 AM
moon landing

Bowser
05-01-2007, 09:41 AM
Look two threads down.

blueballs
05-01-2007, 09:41 AM
CHeese is invented

cmh6476
05-01-2007, 09:41 AM
bump

Tuckdaddy
05-01-2007, 09:42 AM
I LOVE HERM! CLEANING OUT THE DV TRASH!

Jenson71
05-01-2007, 09:42 AM
haha, n00b.

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 09:42 AM
This shit is getting old.......

It's two threads down.

Morphius said there's a post limit to start a thread. Anyone know what it is?

It's obviously not high enough......

:banghead:

blueballs
05-01-2007, 09:45 AM
who left will be able to handle
a 6-10 season now
DOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM

percysnow
05-01-2007, 09:46 AM
i know it's a repost. . .I just like to see all u internet geeks get ur panties in a bunch. . its not that serious

ROYC75
05-01-2007, 09:46 AM
You have got to be kidding me, No way they release him twice, just no way !

ROYC75
05-01-2007, 09:47 AM
You get this ..... 4321.

Sure-Oz
05-01-2007, 09:47 AM
I am so glad I will never see that "we will fix this" loser again in a chiefs uniform.

chagrin
05-01-2007, 09:48 AM
okay gochiefs, thanks

Sure-Oz
05-01-2007, 09:49 AM
why bother really

Fish
05-01-2007, 09:49 AM
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/3562/failcatdo9mu4pt5.jpg

Phobia
05-01-2007, 09:49 AM
Briefly I felt badly for categorizing Hicks' career as "one good year" but then I remembered that he played on some of the worst defenses IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. He was a big reason for those horrible defenses.

Frank Boal is on crack. If Hicks had been released 6 years ago I question whether he'd have found work in the NFL.

percysnow
05-01-2007, 09:52 AM
i was bored and i like seeing onthewarpath58 cry. . i can just picture him at his computer getting all mad . . as he's picking up chicks on the net. . .

blueballs
05-01-2007, 09:52 AM
Hicks is a millionare
Percyblewit

Fire Me Boy!
05-01-2007, 09:52 AM
Why don't mods just delete these when they pop up?

Cochise
05-01-2007, 09:53 AM
repost. . .OMG

Cochise
05-01-2007, 09:53 AM
Down goes Frasier

Crush
05-01-2007, 09:54 AM
You have got to be kidding me, No way they release him twice, just no way !



We released him twice? That means they both cancel each other out and he is still on the roster! Damn it Carl!!! :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

pikesome
05-01-2007, 09:55 AM
Briefly I felt badly for categorizing Hicks' career as "one good year" but then I remembered that he played on some of the worst defenses IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. He was a big reason for those horrible defenses.

Frank Boal is on crack. If Hicks had been released 6 years ago I question whether he'd have found work in the NFL.

DLinemen that can play are supposed to be hard to find, at least according to the pundits before the draft. I'd expect Hicks to land somewhere with a small, short contract and be unspectacular as a 2nd or 3rd string rotational guy. Play a year maybe two then be done.

ChiTown
05-01-2007, 09:55 AM
This shit is getting old.......

It's two threads down.

Morphius said there's a post limit to start a thread. Anyone know what it is?

It's obviously not high enough......

:banghead:

here's an idea............ignore the thread, instead of posting on it.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 10:01 AM
Sims,

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MVChiefFan
05-01-2007, 10:04 AM
Haven't you guys heard? Hicks is so bad that they couldn't release his badness out into the world all at once! Somethin' tells me this ain't the end of it fellas, pieces of Hicks should still be being released well into July.

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 10:05 AM
Why don't mods just delete these when they pop up?

Exactly.

Lzen
05-01-2007, 10:06 AM
Okay, I can understand starting a thread a couple minutes later. But this one was started nearly 40 minutes after the original. And the original is still at the top of the front page. Get your shit together, n00bs.

Mr. Laz
05-01-2007, 10:07 AM
PBJ


wowser!!

Lzen
05-01-2007, 10:07 AM
WTH? Is it a requirement for all n00bs to be dumbass pricks now?

Dartgod
05-01-2007, 10:08 AM
How does this help us salary cap-wise?

Deberg_1990
05-01-2007, 10:09 AM
Frank Boal is on crack. If Hicks had been released 6 years ago I question whether he'd have found work in the NFL.


Agreed. Look at what happened to Warfield.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 10:11 AM
Why would we get our panties in a bunch? Your presence affirms that there is at least one person on earth that all these posters are smarter than.

I suggest you go put in your contact lenses, but do so delicately. Substitute a soldering iron for your fingertip.

Lzen
05-01-2007, 10:13 AM
How does this help us salary cap-wise?

Good question.

Anyone?


Bueller?


Bueller?

Chief Faithful
05-01-2007, 10:15 AM
Agreed. Look at what happened to Warfield.

And Downing
And Freeman
And Saivii
And Woods
And Beisel
And Cadrez
And Crocket
And Bush
And Hobgood-Chittick
And Harts
And Harris
And Patton
And Stills
And Truluck

Expecting Bartee, Hicks, and Sims to soon join this list of DV starters.

Reerun_KC
05-01-2007, 10:15 AM
Why don't mods just delete these when they pop up?


You would expect it, but apparently they forgot how to moderate the board...

This just in...

the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor!!!!!

ct
05-01-2007, 10:17 AM
Oh Happy Day!1

Rooster
05-01-2007, 10:19 AM
And Downing
And Freeman
And Saivii
And Woods
And Beisel
And Cadrez
And Crocket
And Bush
And Hobgood-Chittick
And Harts
And Harris
And Patton
And Stills
And Truluck



:deevee: Some of the names on that list hurt to even read. :banghead:

trndobrd
05-01-2007, 10:20 AM
Here is the press release I am waiting for......


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2007



CHIEFS CUT DT RYAN SIMS


Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday that the club had finally cut DT Ryan Sims.

“Ryan has been a huge disappointment for the Kansas City Chiefs and a persistent joke in the community these past five years,” President Carl Peterson stated. “It seemed like such a good idea when we drafted the stubby armed freak, but I've had to look myself in the mirror every morning for the past five years and ask 'why'?” Peterson then looked out the window and slowly shook his head.

Sims (6-4, 315) appeared in 59 games in five seasons with the Chiefs. During his five-year tenure with the club, he registered 5 sacks, or about one sack a year. He also made 74 tackles (64 solo), a figure that ranks pretty damn low in Chiefs annals. He enjoyed one season of near mediocrity in 2003 with 38 tackles, one forced fumble and 4 sacks.

Despite his inconsistent production on the field, Sims had a perfect 100% record of cashing his paycheck, earned or not.

Sims emerged as a starter for Kansas City in 2003 when he finally overcame an injury plauged rookie season which he started by holding out of training camp. It quickly became apparent his sorry excuse for a work ethic and genuine lack of talent might hinder his NFL career.

The Spartanburg, SC native played collegiately at the University of North Carolina, primarily making a career of picking up the crumbs left by more motivated and talented players. Essentially becomeing the guy that takes credit for a group project to which he made no meaningful contribution.

Sims community involvement included support of various bakeries and donut shops in the KC Metro area. Despite widespread concerns among the Kansas City and Chiefs community, the door did not, in fact, hit him in the ass on the way out.




Josh Looney

Kansas City Chiefs Public Relations

Lzen
05-01-2007, 10:21 AM
You would expect it, but apparently they forgot how to moderate the board...

This just in...

the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor!!!!!

See what happens when those morons chased htismaque out of mod duties? :shake:

sedated
05-01-2007, 10:22 AM
"You know Eric Hicks is gonna play well.

He can't help but play well."

- Senile old fart

chagrin
05-01-2007, 10:25 AM
i was bored and i like seeing onthewarpath58 cry. . i can just picture him at his computer getting all mad . . as he's picking up chicks on the net. . .


Dude

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Why don't mods just delete these when they pop up?
GENIOUS!!!

chasedude
05-01-2007, 10:30 AM
With all these Defensive pickups in the draft I now see the reasoning... Herm cleaning house, bye bye Hicks!

Warrior5
05-01-2007, 10:30 AM
How does this help us salary cap-wise?

I don't think it does; Chiefs are almost certainly biting the bullet $-wise.

The value here is that it shows Herm is serious about production by cutting loose duffel bags.

Sims and Wesley can't be far behind.

Phobia
05-01-2007, 10:45 AM
I don't think it does; Chiefs are almost certainly biting the bullet $-wise.

The value here is that it shows Herm is serious about production by cutting loose duffel bags.

Sims and Wesley can't be far behind.


Nah. Hicks was at the end of a contract with an insignificant SB (by NFL standards). The Chiefs will save nearly $4,000,000 against the cap.

But I don't think the cap is a big concern for the Chiefs since it raised. I doubt they'll even spend the max cap number in future years.

BigChiefFan
05-01-2007, 10:48 AM
Hicks seems like a good guy, but I'm glad to see that the Chiefs have finally upgraded the position.

Lzen
05-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Nah. Sims was at the end of a contract with an insignificant SB (by NFL standards). The Chiefs will save nearly $4,000,000 against the cap.

But I don't think the cap is a big concern for the Chiefs since it raised. I doubt they'll even spend the max cap number in future years.

Did you mean "Hicks was at the end of a contract...."?

Phobia
05-01-2007, 10:51 AM
Did you mean "Hicks was at the end of a contract...."?

I did. Thanks.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 10:54 AM
Yes we deserved to cut him, and I hope he burns in hell!!

http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0117913/fcs_lt_0021.jpg

Iowanian
05-01-2007, 11:05 AM
i know it's a repost. . .I just like to see all u internet geeks get ur panties in a bunch. . its not that serious

I predict you're about to find yourself trying to go over a pretty sweet jump on the Planet Moped.

Iowanian
05-01-2007, 11:09 AM
It kind of makes you wonder if Hicks accidently fell ass down on one of some of Romonowski, Barry Bonds or Shawn Mary-man's needles....

I don't question if Hicks would have been picked up....If released 4 years ago, I highly doubt he'd have made another roster.

Briefly I felt badly for categorizing Hicks' career as "one good year" but then I remembered that he played on some of the worst defenses IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. He was a big reason for those horrible defenses.

Frank Boal is on crack. If Hicks had been released 6 years ago I question whether he'd have found work in the NFL.

keg in kc
05-01-2007, 11:13 AM
Thank god.

morphius
05-01-2007, 11:16 AM
Well, I said that as long as Hicks was on the team our D was in pretty bad shape, so I guess this is a damn nice step into sucking less .

InChiefsHell
05-01-2007, 11:31 AM
Such a nice guy...9 years and he gets to retire a millionaire...he should just quit now while he's waaaaaay ahead...I don't hate Hicks, but I'm happy as a little girl that he's gone...

CoMoChief
05-01-2007, 11:51 AM
He'll be in the Ring of Fame.










j/k

Sure-Oz
05-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Hicks was a true VOCAL leader of this defense, just like Kawika Mitchell.

keg in kc
05-01-2007, 11:56 AM
He'll be in the Ring of Fame.I was going to make a soiled toilet bowl joke here, but that would be mean.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 11:59 AM
I was going to make a soiled toilet bowl joke here, but that would be mean.

I'll write his name into the trough around Section 121. How's that?

keg in kc
05-01-2007, 12:00 PM
Well, yellow is one of the team colors...

Count Zarth
05-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Hicks actually had two good years, at least statistically.

Warrior5
05-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Nah. Hicks was at the end of a contract with an insignificant SB (by NFL standards). The Chiefs will save nearly $4,000,000 against the cap.

Didn't know that Phobia...thanks.

Any idea what it would cost the Chiefs to chop Wesley and/or Sims?

Phobia
05-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Didn't know that Phobia...thanks.

Any idea what it would cost the Chiefs to chop Wesley and/or Sims?

Sims is at the end of his contract too. I'm guessing they'll break even or save by chopping him.

Wesley may cost a couple bucks.

I'm doing this based on memory. NFLPA has changed their site layout and I can no longer find base salary information there.

ChiefsCountry
05-01-2007, 12:28 PM
Sims will be cut but I think they will keep Wesley for depth.

bogie
05-01-2007, 12:35 PM
I have never seen so many people agree on the same subject. We can thank Hicks for bringing us all closer together.

tk13
05-01-2007, 12:35 PM
I have a hard time piling on the guy. He seems like a really nice guy, and the stuff he does in the community and for his daughter is highly commendable. He should've been cut a long time ago, but it's not his fault he was left on the roster and put in the lineup. I hope he does well in whatever he decides to do, be it football or otherwise.

keg in kc
05-01-2007, 12:38 PM
NFLPA has changed their site layout and I can no longer find base salary information there.http://nflpa.org/Resources/ActivePlayerSearch.aspx

Phobia
05-01-2007, 12:41 PM
Thanks Kyle.

carlos3652
05-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Sims will be a 2M save if we chop him..

Wesley is signed through 2009, I think it would be a cap penalty of 2.5M if we cut him today...

He signed a 6 year 20M contract (5M in SB), this will be his 4th year in that contract...

mikey23545
05-01-2007, 01:05 PM
I have a hard time piling on the guy. He seems like a really nice guy, and the stuff he does in the community and for his daughter is highly commendable. He should've been cut a long time ago, but it's not his fault he was left on the roster and put in the lineup. I hope he does well in whatever he decides to do, be it football or otherwise.

You just beat me to this post. Glad to see a kindred spirit who sees no reason to kick a good man when he's down.

Phobia
05-01-2007, 01:08 PM
You just beat me to this post. Glad to see a kindred spirit who sees no reason to kick a good man when he's down.

I'm with you guys on this. Great person. Crappy DE.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2007, 01:08 PM
Today was a good day.

NY CHIEF
05-01-2007, 01:09 PM
It was nice of kc to cut hicks and trade sims on the same day....they can share a cab to the airport ROFL

htismaqe
05-01-2007, 01:12 PM
Sims will be a 2M save if we chop him..

Wesley is signed through 2009, I think it would be a cap penalty of 2.5M if we cut him today...

He signed a 6 year 20M contract (5M in SB), this will be his 4th year in that contract...

IF we chop him?

Chieftain58
05-01-2007, 02:20 PM
Thank the Lord!

the Talking Can
05-01-2007, 02:49 PM
I AM SHITTING TEARS OF JOY

88TG88
05-01-2007, 02:50 PM
:grovel:
You said it.

the Talking Can
05-01-2007, 02:52 PM
:rockon:

Herm's got the knife out trimming the fat. First Bartee and now Hicks; Sims has to be next.

REP FOR THIS GUY

"AUTOROBIL?"

"VRROOOMM...CRASHHH....AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA"

the Talking Can
05-01-2007, 02:53 PM
I have a hard time piling on the guy. He seems like a really nice guy, and the stuff he does in the community and for his daughter is highly commendable. He should've been cut a long time ago, but it's not his fault he was left on the roster and put in the lineup. I hope he does well in whatever he decides to do, be it football or otherwise.

I HOPE A PEN LEEKS IN YOUR SHIRT POCKET


yeah, I said "leeks"

Easy 6
05-01-2007, 05:03 PM
I always thought Hicks was a good guy, hard worker, team player and, initially, a good value as an undrafted FA. He did more with less than most, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

However, how someone with 3rd string talent could get a contract for $4 mill is just beyond me. Glad to see Herm cutting some dead weight.



"Mr. Sims, Coach says he wants to see you in his office. Oh, could you bring your playbook with you?"

Without going through the entire thread, i'm pretty sure this post covers my feelings as well as any could.

Knock him for his lead feet, but he deserves some respect for being, by every account, a good person & hard worker who actually appreciated his place in the NFL.

Count Zarth
05-02-2007, 06:37 PM
The Chiefs sure picked a horrible photo of Hicks for the website...

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/7731/untitled2ce6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Easy 6
05-02-2007, 07:06 PM
The Chiefs sure picked a horrible photo of Hicks for the website...

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/7731/untitled2ce6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ROFL ...that IS terrible, he's munching eli's starfish while (Madden voice) big 'ol 66 is gettin' ready to give him a Turducken roll...

pikesome
05-02-2007, 07:12 PM
The Chiefs sure picked a horrible photo of Hicks for the website...

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/7731/untitled2ce6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

It does sum up our feelings pretty well though.

Wile_E_Coyote
05-03-2007, 09:19 AM
Washington Times (scroll down): " The Redskins will keep three roster spots open through this weekend's rookie minicamp, meaning some of the 60-plus players who will be invited on a tryout basis should return for the full squad minicamp in June. That also means Washington has no immediate interest in former Carolina receiver Keyshawn Johnson or Kansas City defensive end Eric Hicks, high-profile veterans who were cut Tuesday. "

Sure-Oz
05-03-2007, 10:05 AM
Since when is Eric Hicks "high profile"? KJ needs to come to kc

RedThat
05-03-2007, 11:42 AM
Well, Im not gonna jump for joy to the point where my head hits the ceiling here, or shout my lungs off.

I will say, Hicks was at least a decent player for us over the years. Gave us some decent production. Lately, ok he was on the decline and had to go. But I have to admit, there were some seasons where he gave us some good production.

His numbers were pretty good?

GS 104, 284 tackles, and 44.5 sacks. not too bad for an undrafted FA? A decent signing by the Chiefs. Ok he wasn't the answer at DE. But for an undrafted guy who came in here that worked his tail off and made the team, I give him some credit.

Unlike Sims who just was a flipp'n bust.