Akiem Hicks

Akiem Hicks

Height/Weight: 6' 5"/324 lbs
Born: Elk Grove, California
College: Regina
Draft: 2012 3rd round (26th pick) by the
  • Sports Illustrated Tampa Bay Buccaneers News, Analysis and More

    Mike Evans shares his thoughts on Rob Gronkowski returning to the Buccaneers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a giant question mark at tight end following Rob Gronkowski's decision to retire on June 21. While it was always one of the options on the table, few truly believed that Gronk would be able to turn down a final run alongside his longtime teammate and friend, Tom Brady. Instead, the Buccaneers are currently looking at Cameron Brate, Cade Otton, and Ko Kieft to mitigate the future hall of fame tight end's impact.

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    Where Does Vita Vea Rank Among the NFL's Best Defensive Tackles?

    Leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, Bucs fans were screaming from the rooftops for the team's general manager, Jason Licht – who held the seventh overall pick – to draft the local, do-it-all safety prospect coming out of Florida State – Derwin James. Shortly after the draft commenced, Licht ended up trading the seventh pick to Brandon Beane and the Buffalo Bills, in exchange for the 10th overall selection, and two additional second-round picks. Not a bad haul to move back just five spots.

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    Former Tampa Bay starting defensive lineman retires from the NFL

    On July 1, Allen announced on social media that he'd be retiring from the NFL after spending time with the Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots. In his statement, Allen reflected on his journey while thanking all of the players and coaches whom he'd crossed paths with throughout his career. "I am retiring from the game of football.