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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

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Saints OG Nicks expected to receive highest tender

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
We hear it's likely that the Saints will tender OLG Carl Nicks at the highest level this offseason.

Saints cut TE Shockey

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Saints terminated the contract of TE Jeremy Shockey after three seasons with the team.

Draft Dose: Who needs a running back?

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Which NFL teams could be in the market for a running back come draft time?

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Saints’ Payton under scrutiny for buying home in Dallas

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton is catching heat, including from Saints fans, for buying a home in Dallas, where Payton has ties from his time as an assistant on the Cowboys' staff.

Payton moving family to Dallas

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Sean Payton will be leaving his home in New Orleans, moving to Dallas and commuting to work daily via private plane.

Court sides with NFL in StarCaps case

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
A court ruling in Minnesota might mean suspensions could be on the way for three NFL players.

Eagles, Saints put end to rumors

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
The Eagles and Saints both had to deny Internet rumors about their coaching staffs following Super Bowl XLV.

Broncos hire Saints' Allen as D-coordinator

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
New Broncos head coach John Fox hired Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen as the team's new defensive coordinator on Monday.

Brees played with MCL sprain in playoffs

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees played with a low-grade sprain of an MCL ligament during the team's wild-card loss at Seattle, head coach Sean Payton said Monday, but he declined to compare the injury to Jay Cutler's.

Fitzgerald among four named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs FS Eric Berry, Chiefs LB Tamba Hali and Saints SS Roman Harper were all named to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Saints assistant Allen to interview with Eagles

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen will interview for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Pass-rush help one of Saints’ top needs

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Team observers are largely in agreement that finding pass-rush help — most likely at defensive end — is sure to be a priority for the Saints after starting DEs Will Smith and Alex Brown made only 7½ sacks combined last season.

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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