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Saints Come to Terms with 3rd Round Pick DT Akiem Hicks

The Saints have hammered out a four-year contract with third-round defensive tackle Akiem Hicks worth roughly $2.65 million, including a signing bonus of nearly $542,000, Aaron Wilson of reports.

After starring at the junior college level and signing with LSU, he transferred to the University of Regina in Canada.

The 6-foot-5, 324-pounder was named All-Canada West Universities Athletic Association and All-Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

He recorded 34 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks as a junior, topping that with 42 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles and eight tackles for losses as a senior.

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