JR Rickert is pleased to announce that his very first client, Artis Hicks, has signed a brand new 1-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Hicks, a native of Belles, Tennessee, who played collegiately at the University of Memphis, just completed his 10th season in the NFL.
Hicks originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2002. He was traded to the Vikings in 2006, signed as a free agent with the Redskins in 2010 and the Browns in 2011. Artis has played in 118 NFL games and started in 71 games. He started Super Bowl XXXIX at Left Guard for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005.
“It has been such an honor and a privilege to represent Artis Hicks for his entire career,” said JR Rickert. “This is a great opportunity for him in Miami and I know that Artis is going to make the most of it.”
Hicks will provide a veteran presence on the Dolphins’ offensive line and will compete for a starting position. During his 10-year career, he has played 4 out of the 5 positions on the offensive line. At 6’5” and 320 pounds, Hicks has excellent feet and is strong enough to handle the edge bull rushers.
“I am looking forward to meeting the new coaching staff and my o line coach,” said Hicks. “I would like to contribute in any way that I can to be a part of a winning organization.”
The Dolphins have taken a major step in free agency in bringing experience and versatility to their offensive line with Artis Hicks.
Contact: Melanie Madden (518) 847-4524