Worst-case Scenario for Hicks
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Earlier reports that Jordan Hicks' pectoral injury would not be a season-ender turned out to be incorrect as an MRI confirmed the Eagles' worst fears, Hicks suffered a torn pec while trying to tackle Cole Beasley in Dallas on Sunday night.
FOXSports' Jay Glazer was the first to report the news on Twitter.
Bill Davis has mentioned that the depth at the Eagles' inside linebacker position is a nice problem to have but injuries continue to make what would be difficult decisions over playing time a non-issue.
The latest domino fell in North Texas and Hicks will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
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Chip Kelly did not offer any update on Hicks' status at his press conference Monday but NFL Media reported that it wasn't that serious and tabbed Hicks' absence from the lineup at two to four weeks.
The third-round pick has been a godsend while filling in due to various injuries that have befell Kiko Alonso, Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans. And despite the big names and big reputations of the aforementioned players, it's been Hicks who has been the Davis' best option at ILB.
The University of Texas product has two interceptions on the season to go along with three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a sack.
And Hicks has almost single-handedly torpedoed the Cowboys season, breaking quarterback Tony Romo's clavicle on a clean hit in Week 2 and undercutting a Darren McFadden route last night to intercept Matt Cassel and take it back 67 yards for a pick six.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973ESPN.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen