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Draft Scout Akiem Hicks News
10/23/17 - DE Akiem Hicks, who had his sixth sack on Sunday, used to play for New Orleans but doesn't talk with much fondness about his time with the Saints.
In the past he has suggested he was misused there. On Monday, he was asked what Drew Brees did as a quarterback to leave him with a lasting impression. "I don't really talk about Drew Brees," Hicks said "Nothing to say about him."
10/22/17 - DL Akiem Hicks walked slowly off the field after he was kneed in the helmet. His status is uncertain.
10/05/17 - DE Akiem Hicks (foot) practiced on a limited basis Thursday with an injury suffered in practice prior to the loss to Green Bay.
09/30/17 - DE Akiem Hicks (foot) played the entire game against Green Bay after he was a late add to the injury report prior to the game with an injury suffered late last week.
09/10/17 - DE Akiem Hicks signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension with $30 million guaranteed, multiple outlets reported. Hicks, who is now under contract with the Bears through the 2021 season, signed a two-year, $10 million deal in 2016. The 27-year-old recorded a career-high seven sacks to go along with 54 tackles while starting all 16 games last season. Hicks was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after collecting 13 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble versus the San Francisco 49ers.