- Feb 23, 2003
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Here is an article from Chi-town on Akiem Hicks. I think our last game -vs- the Bears he was on IR. No doubt we will see him throwing down that extra effort against our OL in his best attempt to cause havoc. Looking forward to watching his match ups. Still seems crazy to me why we ended up shipping him to the Patriots for peanuts. When you consider we have spent years trying to develop sloppy playing DB's but, with a mountain of a man like Hicks, he was out the door before he broke out as one of the better DT's in the league. Most players like playing and staying here. I know I read about personality issues that got in the way but regardless, we could have used him the past three years (playoffs) and saved on a few draft pics / free agent deals as well. Should be a good game as the Bears 'D' has a lot of talent and will be a good test for our offense.
Decline in production? He snapped back in 2016. Dislocated elbow and the recent disjointed offseason? He came roaring back. Even this week, after missing time due to illness, Hicks was back to normal at Saturday’s practice.