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Bears agree to terms with free-agent DL Akiem Hicks

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Akiem Hicks on a two-year contract Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 324-pound Hicks has made 33 starts in 61 games in four seasons with the New Orleans Saints (2012-15) and New England Patriots (2015). He has 140 tackles, 9 1/2 sacks, 22 tackles for losses, 23 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Did the Akiem Hicks trade turn the Saints’ season around?

When the New Orleans Saints traded defensive end Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots a few weeks ago it was dubbed an admission of failure by the franchise. Here’s what Mike Triplett at ESPN wrote at the time: “Dumping Akiem Hicks is a shame. A letdown. A major failure on someone’s part. I don’t know exactly where the blame lies. On Hicks for wasting his massive potential...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots DE Akiem Hicks credits dad, Army influence for discipline

The New England Patriots acquired defensive end Akiem Hicks from the New Orleans Saints last week, adding more depth to the team's defensive line. Hicks isn't a Pro Bowler or a big name player, but he's certainly capable of making an impact in New England. Hicks says one of his best traits is his discipline, and he credits it to his father who was in the Army."Coming into this new...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Akiem Hicks: Short Time In New England ‘Bunches Of Fun’ So far

FOXBORO, Mass. — Akiem Hicks has no complaints about being traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots. The defensive lineman, who officially was acquired by the Patriots on Friday, said he’s happy to join a “great organization.” “Bunches of fun,” Hicks said Monday. “Just happy to be here.” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave some insight Sunday...
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Saints' entire 2012 Draft class is now gone

With the New Orleans Saints having traded away defensive Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots on Wednesday, the Saints no longer have a single player from their 2012 NFL Draft class on their roster.Nick Toon, Corey White, Andrew Tiller, Marcel Jones, and the aforementioned Hicks are all on another NFL roster, or out of the league entirely at this point.The fact that the Saints...
Via Yardbarker
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham congratulates Akiem Hicks for leaving Saints

It’s safe to say Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham still has a bad taste in his mouth for what his former team did during this past offseason. The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks back in March after signing him to a four-year extension the year prior, leaving many fans and analysts alike questioning why they would part ways with quarterback Drew Brees’ favorite...
Via The Sports Daily
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui

#Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 1, 2015 Just getting back and saw the trade. Hicks was benched, not contributing and gone after 2015 anyway so I’m fine getting something for him — Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) October 1, 2015 That said...
Via The Saints Nation
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Akiem Hicks: The Next Big Thing in New Orleans

When I call Akiem Hicks the “next big thing” for the New Orleans Saints, I’m not referring to his stature since that would be stating the obvious. At 6’05” and about 320 points, Hicks stands out as one of the biggest guys on the field, but we all know that big men don’t always produce. Hicks, though, showed serious promise in his 2012 rookie campaign and built on that...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Rob Ryan, savior of the Saints’ defense

The New Orleans Saints have always had a special connection to that place nestled up above the clouds. Whether it’s having the “Pope” at their games, a team name that refers to the holiest of people, a quarterback named Breesus or the newest addition of Moses, AKA Rob Ryan, to the team. With his flowing white locks, Ryan came to hand down the law of defense to New Orleans....
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is There a Fine in the Future for New Orleans Saints Defensive Lineman Akiem Hicks?

The New Orleans Saints did not look like their usual offensive juggernaut Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, but that was okay. Atlanta's offense  is so depleted and the Saints defense played well enough that Matty Ice was--well, put on ice.However, if there is any consistency in the NFL the defensive dominance is going to end up costing one guy about $16,000.From Bleacher...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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