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Jets sign former Colts G Hicks

Former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks, left,

Former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks, left, and center Zane Taylor take a drink during a break in practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind. (July 30, 2012) (Credit: AP)

***Updated Wednesday @ 9:53a***

The team has made the Hicks signing official. The former Colts guard tweeted on Tuesday: "It is official yo boy is a jets now contract freshly signed thank you lord for everything and continue to bless me for the future."

The Jets have signed former Colts G Hayworth Hicks, according to the player’s personal Twitter page.

On Monday, Hicks (@bighay75) tweeted: “God is good And great i am no longer a Indianapolis Colt just got picked up off the practice squad by the New york jets it's my bros b day 2”

The 6-3, 336-pound Iowa State product was signed as an UDFA by Indianapolis on April 30.

Here's a brief NFL scouting report I found on him: 

With 24 starts at right guard on his college football resumé, former ISU offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks is preparing to slide one spot to his left as he readies for an opportunity to play in the NFL. Hicks, who received the Arthur Floyd Scott Award as Iowa State’s most outstanding offensive lineman in 2011, hopes that by learning the center position that he can showcase to NFL teams his versatility as an offensive lineman. “It’s really more about being versatile; I just want to have all the positions down,” Hicks said. “I’ll play anything. I can play all the positions but I want to have all the positions down so [coaches] will have no reason not to want to put me in.” Hicks, who measured in at 6-foot-2-inches, 329 pounds at ISU’s pro day on March 20, said, although he’s never played the position in high school or college, he feels snapping and blocking after the snap seem to be “natural” for him. “I think I can play center at the next level,” Hicks said. “I mean it’s easy, it’s not a hard position to play so if I find myself there on the line, I think I’ll be fine.” - Dan Tracy, Iowa State Daily

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