However, he has a visit already lined up with the Lions this weekend.
There has actually been quite a bit of buzz regarding the Bears’ interest in Hicks, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Hicks, 26, was traded to the Patriots in return for TE Michael Hoomanawanui back in September of last year. He played out his contract and is now among the best available free agents.
In 2015, Hicks appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and Patriots and recorded 23 tackles, three sacks, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 42 interior defensive lineman out of 123 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.