The Chicago Bears announced that they have officially activated DL Akiem Hicks from their injured reserve and placed TE Ben Braunecker on IR to make room for him.
#Bears roster moves:
We have activated DT Akiem Hicks from IR to the active roster and have placed TE Ben Braunecker on IR.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 14, 2019
Hicks, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2012. He was traded to the Patriots back in 2015.
After playing out his rookie contract, Hicks signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bears. Chicago later agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension that included $30 million guaranteed in 2017.
He was placed on injured reserve back in October and designated as a player to return two weeks ago.
In 2019, Hicks has appeared in four games for the Bears and recorded six tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.