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Patriots’ Akiem Hicks: Short Time In New England ‘Bunches Of Fun’ So far

FOXBORO, Mass. — Akiem Hicks has no complaints about being traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots. The defensive lineman, who officially was acquired by the Patriots on Friday, said he’s happy to join a “great organization.” “Bunches of fun,” Hicks said Monday. “Just happy to be here.” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave some insight Sunday...
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New England Patriots: Transactions made

Tom Brady is hit by Akiem Hicks in a preseason matchup. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots may be going into their bye week, but they remain active as always in their pursuits of improvement. A few roster changes have been made in the past week. The most recent involved tight end Michael Hoomanawanui; he has been traded to the New Orleans...
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New Orleans Saints Commit to Youth on Defensive with Akiem Hicks Trade

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 27: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints sent defensive lineman Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots on Wednesday. In return, the Patriots...
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The Saints' entire 2012 Draft class is now gone

With the New Orleans Saints having traded away defensive Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots on Wednesday, the Saints no longer have a single player from their 2012 NFL Draft class on their roster.Nick Toon, Corey White, Andrew Tiller, Marcel Jones, and the aforementioned Hicks are all on another NFL roster, or out of the league entirely at this point.The fact that the Saints...
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Jimmy Graham to former Saints DE Akiem Hicks: ‘Feel blessed u got out of there’

Jimmy Graham has found himself playing for a perennial Super Bowl contender this season, while the team he spent the first five seasons of his career with is heading in the opposite direction. And it would appear that Graham is happy he is no longer in New Orleans. On Wednesday, the Saints traded defensive end Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots. Shortly after that happened...
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Jimmy Graham congratulates Akiem Hicks for leaving Saints

It’s safe to say Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham still has a bad taste in his mouth for what his former team did during this past offseason. The Saints traded Graham to the Seahawks back in March after signing him to a four-year extension the year prior, leaving many fans and analysts alike questioning why they would part ways with quarterback Drew Brees’ favorite...
Via The Sports Daily
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Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui

#Saints trade DE Akiem Hicks to Patriots for TE Michael Hoomanawanui — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 1, 2015 Just getting back and saw the trade. Hicks was benched, not contributing and gone after 2015 anyway so I’m fine getting something for him — Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) October 1, 2015 That said...
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Patriots deal TE Hoomanawanui to Saints for DT Hicks

The New Orleans Saints have traded defensive tackle Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. Hicks' agent, Frank Murtha, has confirmed the trade. Hicks, a third-round draft choice by New Orleans in 2012, has been a starter since 2013 and was at Saints practice Wednesday. Recently, however, Saints coach Sean Payton has trimmed Hicks' playing time...
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Akiem Hicks: The Next Big Thing in New Orleans

When I call Akiem Hicks the “next big thing” for the New Orleans Saints, I’m not referring to his stature since that would be stating the obvious. At 6’05” and about 320 points, Hicks stands out as one of the biggest guys on the field, but we all know that big men don’t always produce. Hicks, though, showed serious promise in his 2012 rookie campaign and built on that...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Rob Ryan, savior of the Saints’ defense

The New Orleans Saints have always had a special connection to that place nestled up above the clouds. Whether it’s having the “Pope” at their games, a team name that refers to the holiest of people, a quarterback named Breesus or the newest addition of Moses, AKA Rob Ryan, to the team. With his flowing white locks, Ryan came to hand down the law of defense to New Orleans....
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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