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Draft Scout Akiem Hicks News
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.
08/24/17 - DE Akiem Hicks (achilles) returned to practice Wednesday after missing several practices and the last game due to soreness.
07/27/17 - DE Akiem Hicks is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million deal that included $5 million in bonuses. He is reportedly seeking a deal averaging $10 million a year after recording a career-high 10 sacks last season. "I feel like it's funny because I was coming to Chicago long before I played for the Bears," Hicks said, pointing out his mother is from Chicago. "When my mom found out Chicago was a team that was interested in me coming here, she was ecstatic. She was excited. She wanted me to be here. She wanted to be able to come here and see her son play in her home city. I just enjoy my time here and I'm completely open to ending my career here."
12/21/16 - DE Akiem Hicks (quad) practiced in full Wednesday after missing part of Tuesday's practice and is expected to play Saturday against Washington.
12/05/16 - DE Akiem Hicks finished with 10 tackles Sunday in the Bears' win over the 49ers.