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Malik Hooker

Malik Hooker

S - DAL

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 214 lbsAge: 25College: Ohio StateDrafted: #15 (1st Rd. by Indianapolis)

2021 Outlook

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Malik Hooker officially signs with the Dallas Cowbows

Former Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker has signed with the Dallas Cowboys per Adam Schefter. He was a first-round draft choice out of The Ohio State University back in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Hooker is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon, which limited him to just two games last season. Injuries have plagued the former first-rounder throughout his career as he's played in just 36 games over the last four years. He's still just 25-years-old and was healthy enough to pass all of his medical tests with the Cowboys. This is a savvy, low-risk signing by Dallas. Hooker should compete for a starting role in the defensive backfield.

Jon MathisenJul 27, 2021
Malik Hooker expected to sign with the Dallas Cowboys

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, following a second visit, the Cowboys are expected to sign S Malik Hooker assuming medicals check out.

Fantasy Impact

Hooker, 25-years old, is finally seemingly healthy enough for a team to sign him. Following only two games played due to an Achilles tear in 2020, the Colts parted ways with the former first round pick who had spent his entire career in Indianapolis since being drafted 15th overall in 2017. The details of the contract are still unknown but Hooker is expected to contend for a starting spot in the secondary which currently includes a safety group of Damontae Kazee, Donovan Wilson, Tyler Cole, Darian Thompson, and Jayron Kearse.

Malik Hooker visited the Pittsburgh Steelers

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Steelers hosted free-agent S Malik Hooker yesterday.

Fantasy Impact

Hooker, 25-years old, has had several free agent visits including the Cowboys, Dolphins, and most recently Steelers. A former first round pick by the Colts in 2017, Hooker has played well when healthy. Unfortunately, Hooker has struggled to play a full season, most recently suffering an Achilles injury in 2020, after playing only two games for the Colts. Signing Hooker would most likely be a move to add depth for Pittsburgh who already have Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds as starters.

Malik Hooker (Achilles) out for the rest of the season

It has been confirmed that Colts S Malik Hooker tore his Achilles on Sunday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Hooker was a first-round pick by Indianapolis in 2017 but has missed 14 games to various injuries since entering the league. The Colts also declined to pick up his 5th-year option. When on the field Hooker has been productive, recording multiple interceptions in each of his first three seasons with the team. This is a blow to a Colts D/ST and for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Lee Wehry44 weeks ago
Malik Hooker is feared to have a torn Achilles

Malik Hooker was injured in Sunday's 28-11 win over the Vikings. The Colts fear that he has torn his Achilles, which would certainly be a season-ender. He will have an MRI on Monday to confirm.

Fantasy Impact

Hooker, a 2017 first-round pick, has been an integral part of the Colts defense over the last few years. Throughout his four-year career he has missed a minimum of two games per season but has swiped seven interceptions. Geroge Odum would be the next man up to play free safety if Hooker has to miss time.