defensive line that looks roughly the same as last season's, anchored by Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman . If Howard recovers from his injury without incident, he should be the Week 1 starter at defensive end .
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gets a pas off as Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) grabs his jersey during a NFL football game during week 15 on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Chicago. The Packers beat the Bears 30-27. (Todd Rosenberg/NFL)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) sacks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Just sacked staffer Chris. Lost. We'll await the penalty. There was hicks and Leonard Floyd and they're highly touted first. Round draft choice. Getting here for the Bears it's a loss of left it
find a way to succeed. Akiem Hicks did a little bit of everything ..... and a forced fumble. Hicks hasn't been much of ..... eye toward next season, Hicks could get more of a chance ..... overshadow how good of a football player he can be. This
also added two tackles in the win. Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks ' 10-tackle performance gave him the nod for NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Hicks ' two sacks and forced fumble contributed to the Bears
s head crashed into teammate Akiem Hicks when he was going for a tackle ..... game against the Lions , while defensive end Jared Odrick (foot) also did ..... knee) did not return. 7. Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (illness) is active
Fox to hand him the game ball . 4. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks dominated the interior of Minnesota's offensive line ..... With the exception of nose tackle Linval Joseph and defensive end Everson Griffen , the defense suffered a letdown
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
ESPN Deportes Spanish announcers call Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks' sack on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford in Week 8 of the 2016 NFL season.
Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks sacks Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford for a loss of 10 yards.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) forces Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston. Houston recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) celebrates a after Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is sacked during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
3.6 yards/carry). New front seven: The Bears re-tooled their front seven this offseason, signing a defensive end ( Akiem Hicks ) and two inside linebackers ( Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan).
Danny Trevathan , which immediately boosts a weakness. Akiem Hicks playing alongside rising nose tackle Eddie Goldman also ..... Stafford throws the ball a ton and puts up monster Fantasy Football numbers, but the Lions continue to be a mid-tier team
seven that added linebackers Danny Trevathan , Jerrell Freeman and first-round pick Leonard Floyd , along with defensive end Akiem Hicks . If McPhee indeed misses the start of the season, it will be a blow to a Bears team that is riddled with holes
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is tackled by Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
draft prospects in defensive end Dante Fowler Jr ..... defensive lineman Akiem Hicks , who has shown ..... round and All-SEC defensive end Jonathan Bullard ..... could rival any in football . 3) New York ..... rank second in Football Outsiders' metrics
Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) performs a field drill as Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (91) stands behind during an NFL football training camp practice with the New England Patriots, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
still drift into hibernation between campaigns, pro football 's constantly churning news cycle keeps the NFL front ..... with Pernell McPhee and Lamarr Houston . With linemen Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman up front, the Bears and talented play
his power and upside are reminiscent of former Saint Akiem Hicks . 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers » Buccaneers' 2016 draft ..... position. Noah Spence offers pass-rush potential at the defensive end spot, which is something the Bucs came into the draft
Saints might have found another Akiem Hicks with fourth-round Canadian ..... reach, but he's an excellent football player with an infectious passion ..... Hooper No. 81 overall), De 'Vondre Campbell (No. 115 ..... The Falcons added quality football players in the first three