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Pats Pulpit Jun 2, 2016

Bears DT Akiem Hicks opens up on escaping New Orleans and fitting in with the Patriots

The former Patriots defensive tackle recognizes Bill Belichick's ability to maximize talent. The New England Patriots have become masters of midseason acquisitions as director of player personnel Nick Caserio and his team of scouts have done a tremendous job of finding quality players that were stuck in the wrong scheme. Last year's find was former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. The Patriots acquired Hicks in exchange for the Patriots 4th tight end on the depth chart, Michael Hoomanawanui, and Hicks eventually became one of the best defensive tackles in the league down the...

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