Patriots acquired DL Akiem Hicks from the Saints in exchange for TE Michael Hoomanawanui.
Saints DE Akiem Hicks lost 20 pounds over the offseason.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects a "monster" season out of Saints third-year DE Akiem Hicks.
The Saints see DE Akiem Hicks as a prime breakout candidate.
Second-year Saints DL Akiem Hicks is expected to take Kenyon Coleman's (pectoral) place at left end.
Second-year DL Akiem Hicks opened training camp as the Saints' starting left defensive end.
Second-year DL Akiem Hicks is concentrating on defensive end in the Saints' new 3-4 defense.
Second-year DL Akiem Hicks is expected to see time at both nose tackle and defensive end in the Saints' new 3-4 defense.
Saints declared DT Akiem Hicks (knee) inactive for Sunday's finale against the Panthers.
Saints third-round DT Akiem Hicks (hand) has been cleared to practice.
Saints rookie DT Akiem Hicks said his fractured hand needs 2-3 weeks to heal.
Saints agreed to terms with No. 89 overall pick DT Akiem Hicks on a four-year contract.
Saints third-round DT Akiem Hicks won't be counted on for a significant role in his rookie year.
Saints selected Regina DT Akiem Hicks with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.