(670 The Score) Former Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is signing a one-year deal with the Buccaneers worth up to $10 million, a source said. ESPN first reported the deal.
Hicks, 32, played the last six seasons with the Bears. A key figure on Chicago's defense and in the locker room, he recorded 31 sacks in 77 games for the Bears.
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Hicks played in nine games last season, recording 3.5 sacks.
Hicks will reunite in Tampa with Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady, whom he played 13 games alongside in 2015 with the Patriots.
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