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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

FB Evans announces retirement; to join NFL Network

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Former Saints FB Heath Evans announced Wednesday he will retire after a 10-year NFL career.

Strief strong favorite to become Saints' right tackle

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Zach Strief is expected to fill the void created by ORT Jon Stinchcomb's departure, but Charles Brown is getting a chance to compete for the job.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Saints RB Thomas: Odd man out or committee approach in 2011?

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Will RB Pierre Thomas lose his spot in the Saints' backfield with first-round pick Mark Ingram now on the scene? We look at the position from a fantasy perspective.

Saints sign former Dolphins RB Cobbs

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The Saints signed former Dolphins RB and special-teams contributor Patrick Cobbs on Tuesday.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.

Poll: Saints-Packers most highly anticipated Week One game

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
PFW readers say that they are eagerly anticipating the season-opening matchup of the past two Super Bowl champions at Lambeau Field.

Dolphins sign LB Mitchell

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Dolphins announced Monday that they have signed LB Marvin Mitchell.

Room for Thomas in Saints' backfield

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Pierre Thomas started the Saints' first preseason game, but he was outperformed by first-round pick Mark Ingram, who is well on his way to locking up the job as the featured back.

Strong defense catalyst for Saints' rout

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
New Orleans recorded six sacks and RB Mark Ingram rushed for a 14-yard TD as the Saints defeated the visiting 49ers 24-3 on Friday.

Saints RB Ivory has sports hernia surgery

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed after practice Friday that second-year RB Chris Ivory has undergone sports hernia surgery.

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Saints sign S Oliver

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints announced the signing of S Paul Oliver on Tuesday evening.

Reports: Saints nab DT Franklin

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints pulled a stunner, signing one of the best free agents available, DT Aubrayo Franklin, according to multiple reports.

Saints, first-round DE Jordan agree to terms

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Saints inked their final draft pick on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with DE Cameron Jordan.

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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