KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has claimed offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks off waivers.
Hicks (6-3, 336) entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in April of 2012. He spent time on the Colts practice squad before being acquired by the New York Jets on Nov. 6. With the Jets he spent three games on the club’s roster, but was inactive. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Hicks started 24 of 36 games at guard for Iowa State where he earned the team’s Arthur Floyd Scott Sward Award as the most outstanding offensive lineman. Prior to joining the Cyclones, earned first-team All-Foothills Conference honors, starting every game at left tackle for Antelope Valley Community College. He was a multi-sport athlete at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, Calif.