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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

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Report: Saints could be without Bush until Week 11

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush was cleared to return to practice last Monday. Now it looks like he may not return until Week 11.

Bush, Thomas both to miss Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
USA Today reports that both Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas will miss the Saints' Week Eight game vs. the Steelers, the fifth consecutive game that New Orleans has been without its top two running backs.

Injury divides RB Thomas, Saints

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
With RB Pierre Thomas set to become a free agent for the second offseason in a row, he and head coach Sean Payton are drifting apart.

Saints RB Bush misses practice, unlikely to play

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush did not practice Wednesday after being cleared to do so earlier in the week. It is unlikely he will play on Sunday.

Bush set to return to Saints backfield

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush told reporters has been cleared to play in Week Eight when the Saints host the Steelers, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

With Thomas still rehabbing, Payton reportedly growing impatient

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Sean Payton had lost his patience with RB Pierre Thomas. The Saints' starter hurt his ankle in Week Three and has not played since.

Browns ride defense in stunner over Saints

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
David Bowens returned two of Drew Brees' four interceptions for touchdowns and the Browns took a stunning 30-17 victory over the defending champion Saints on Sunday.

Sideline worker injured during Browns-Saints game

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
A sideline worker was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's Browns-Saints game after Saints WR Courtney Roby collided with him on a punt return.

Saints activate Sharper from PUP list

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
New Orleans has activated FS Darren Sharper from its physically-unable-to-perform list, and he could play in Sunday's game vs. the Browns.

Injuries an obstacle for Saints’ improved defense

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Although the Saints' defense has compensated for a decrease in takeaways compared to last season, the secondary has been hit hard by injuries, and its depth is being tested.

Rewind: Remembering the Ricky Williams trade

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom examines the infamous trade Mike Ditka executed on Draft Day 1999 to select Ricky Williams. After all these years, has Williams finally proven Ditka right? Was he worth all those picks?

Saints place Gay on IR; release Ingram

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Saints made a couple of moves on Wednesday, placing CB Randall Gay on injured reserve and releasing LB Clint Ingram.

Brees announces new baby's name via Twitter

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, welcomed their second son into the world Tuesday, and then announced his name via Twitter on Wednesday.

Rookie Meter: Undrafted Ivory makes a splash

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford regains the top spot in this week's Rookie Meter, but last Sunday belonged to undrafted Saints RB Chris Ivory.

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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