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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

Saints not seeing diminishing returns from Shanle

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt has indicated he sees no signs of a decline in 32-year-old OLB Scott Shanle’s ability.

Saints greeted by image of Payton's glare

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:24 p.m. ET
An intense greeting from suspended head coach Sean Payton awaits Saints players as they enter their indoor practice field.

Saints sign P Morstead to six-year extension

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Saints signed P Thomas Morstead to a six-year, $21.9 million contract extension, ESPN’s John Clayton first reported.

Vilma court hearing ends with no decision

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
A hearing in federal court for suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has wrapped up without an immediate decision about whether he can temporarily return to work.

Saints players, NFL lawyers in court Monday

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith met with NFL lawyers and a federal magistrate in a settlement conference for lawsuits spawned by the players' suspensions.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Brees files affidavit for Vilma in case against Goodell

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees filed an affidavit Saturday in support of LB Jonathan Vilma in Vilma’s defamation case against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. 

NFL asks court to dismiss player claims

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The NFL asked a U.S. District Court judge on Friday to dismiss Jon Vilma's motion seeking to have his suspension overturned.

Fantasy: After Gronk and Graham, little difference

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Best fantasy advice you'll get this season: If you miss out on either Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, just be patient. A good tight end will be there late.

League responds to Vilma's request regarding injury rehab

Posted July 17, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The NFL responded to Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s latest request for an expedited hearing for a temporary restraining order against the league.

Vilma asks for hearing Thursday in bounty case

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma is asking a judge for a hearing on his bid to block his season-long suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation.

Saints sign Brees to $100 million contract

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Saints and Drew Brees agreed on a five-year, $100 million deal, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Friday.

League files grievance against Vilma

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The NFL filed a grievance against Saints LB Jonathan Vilma in response to his defamation suit against commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: Brees will not report to camp without deal

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees will not sign his franchise tender and report to training camp without a long-term deal in place.

Patriots, Saints to hold joint practices

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints will hold joint practices in Foxborough on Aug. 7 and 8, the teams announced Tuesday.

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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