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Akiem Hicks - #76 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 324 lbs.
Birthday 11/16/1989
Birthplace Elk Grove, CA
College Regina
Years played 2
Drafted 2012, 3rd round, 26th pick by Saints

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
20 1 0

Cadet carving niche as Saints utility player

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie RB Travaris Cadet has shown a knack for helping the Saints in a variety of ways this preseason.

Replacing Vitt the next big test for Saints

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
The waters have been treacherous for the Saints, and another ripple with some boat-rocking potential will soon surround the club.

Saints owner Benson meets with Goodell in N.Y.

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Saints owner Tom Benson has met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York to discuss matters concerning both the team and the league.

State police say no evidence of Saints wiretapping

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Louisiana State police said that they have found no evidence that the Saints rigged wiring at the Superdome to eavesdrop on opposing coaches.

Saints' confidence in Lofton keeps growing

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Even if Jonathan Vilma does return to the field this season, there will be a starting spot for free-agent pickup Curtis Lofton.

Vilma, league return to court; Judge does not rule

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma returned to federal court in New Orleans on Friday, as the linebacker seeks to overturn his year-long suspension.

No settlement coming between Vilma, NFL

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
No settlement will be reached between Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and the NFL before Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Brown retires as a Bear

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
DE Alex Brown signed a one-day contract with the Bears Wednesday so that he could retire as a member of the organization.

State Police: Saints wiretapping probe ongoing

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says he still has an investigator working with the FBI on wiretapping allegations involving the Saints.

Report: NFL proposes reducing Vilma's suspension

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 12:28 a.m. ET
The NFL has offered to reduce Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s suspension from one year to eight games, according to ESPN. 

Cardinals starting QB Kolb leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB Kevin Kolb left the Hall of Fame game in Canton Sunday evening with a rib injury.

Replacement officials to work Hall of Fame game

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Replacement officials will work Sunday’s preseason opener between the Saints and Cardinals.

Saints CB Greer undergoes sports hernia procedure

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Saints CB Jabari Greer underwent a sports hernia procedure, interim head coach Joe Vitt told reporters after Thursday’s practice.

Kolb to start Cardinals' preseason opener

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb will start for the Cardinals in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the Saints, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday.

Texans sign DE King

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Texans signed former Saints DE Mitch King on Monday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 30, 2012
New Orleans' inactives include Hicks for Sunday's game versus the Panthers.||||||| Hicks has been dealing with a left knee injury.
Posted June 28, 2012
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and third-round draft choice Akiem Hicks have agreed on four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.||||||| Hicks, a 6-foot-5, 324-pound defensive tackle, was the top overall draft pick by the Saints, who traded this year's first-round choice in 2011 and who lost their 2012 second-round pick in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation. Hicks, who briefly transferred to LSU from junior college but never played for the Tigers, finished his college career at the University of Regina in Canada.

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