Akiem Hicks’ Bears return looks less likely after Instagram deletion – NBC Chicago

Hicks returning to Bears seems less likely after Instagram deletion originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

There’s no doubt the Bears could use reinforcements in the middle of their defensive line, but it doesn’t look like Akiem Hicks will walk through that door.

Hicks, who has spent the past six seasons in Chicago, is currently a free agent. The 32-year-old defensive lineman caused a stir on Wednesday when he posted a photo on Instagram of himself firing Aaron Rodgers.

Understandably, Bears fans believed a reunion with Hicks was in the works.

But Hicks deleted the post and explained he was just taking a trip down memory lane.

The Bears lost Hicks, Bilal Nichols and Eddie Goldman on the defensive line last year.

New general manager Ryan Poles agreed to sign Larry Ogunjobi earlier in the offseason, but the 27-year-old failed his physical and the deal was called off. The Bears signed Justin Jones but could still use another big body inside their defensive line.

Bringing Hicks back would be a boon for the Bears defense, and it’s something the Poles should consider if Hicks is ready to return.

But for the moment, this meeting seems unlikely.

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