NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
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4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

Top Akiem Hicks News

  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Modest numbers across 11 games

    Hicks recorded 22 tackles (13 solo) and one sack across 11 games during the 2022 regular season.

    The veteran defensive tackle also totaled three solo stops and a pass breakup during the wild-card loss to the Cowboys. Hicks was signed on a one-year deal to serve as a veteran stopgap that could help along the front line of the Buccaneers' 3-4 defense, but a foot injury cost him six games of action between Weeks 3 and 8. Slated to be a free agent at the start of the new league year and with his best days behind him at age 33, it's likely Tampa Bay turns to younger alternatives for the 2023 campaign.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Officially active

    Hicks (foot) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

    Hicks has been dealing with a lingering foot issue all season, but after playing for four consecutive weeks, he popped up on the injury report once again Friday. His ability to take the field should be good news for Tampa Bay's defensive front.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Set to play Sunday

    Hicks (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Hicks carried a designation into the weekend after he was added to the injury report Friday, when he failed to practice due to a foot issue. Though being a late-week addition to the injury report is typically a foreboding sign for a player's availability on game day, Hicks' absence Friday may have been a matter of maintenance more than anything. The 33-year-old defensive lineman returned from a six-game absence Week 9 and has proceeded to suit up in each of Tampa Bay's last four contests, recording eight tackles during that stretch.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Iffy for Sunday

    Hicks (foot) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers.

    After not being on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday, Hicks appeared on the list Friday as a non-participant due to a foot injury. The veteran defensive tackle has battled a foot issue for the majority of the campaign, but he's suited up in each of Tampa Bay's past four games, playing over 50 percent of the team's defensive snaps and posting eight tackles during that stretch.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Playing Monday

    Hicks (foot) is active Monday against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers official site reports.

    Hicks has dealt with a foot injury for the majority of the season, but he's been able to play in each of the team's last three games. He should remain a significant part of the Bucs' defensive-line rotation against New Orleans.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Expected to play Monday

    Hicks (foot) is expected to suit up for Monday's game against the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Hicks is officially listed as questionable for Monday Night Football, but it appears the starting defensive lineman is trending in the right direction. The veteran has only suited up for five games this season.

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  • Buccaneers' Akiem Hicks: Questionable for Monday night

    Hicks (foot) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus New Orleans, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

    While a limited practice session Saturday is a good sign, whether Hicks will be available for Tampa Bay in Week 13 still appears to be close to a coin flip. If Hicks is forced to miss Monday's game, Rakeem Nunez-Roches would be in line for an expanded role on the Buccaneers' defensive line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 324 lbs
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Age: 34
School: Regina (Canada)
Experience: 12