Patriots add DL Thornton, 4 to practice squad
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Rotowire: Sep 30 / 3:53p ET
News: The Saints have traded Hicks to the Patriots in exchange for Michael Hoomanawanui, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Impact: Hicks, who was a third-round pick in 2012, will bolster the Patriots' defensive line depth, but with just two tackles in two games this season, he's off the fantasy radar.
StatsLLC: Sep 30 / 12:00a ET
News: The Patriots have acquired Hicks from the Saints in exchange for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.
Impact: A third-round pick of New Orleans in 2012, Hicks has started 33 of the Saints' 36 games over the past three seasons and amassed 97 tackles and 6.5 sacks over the previous two. He'll likely contribute as a rotational player with the Pats.
StatsLLC: Aug 20 / 12:00a ET
News: Hicks did not practice Thursday.
Impact: The New Orleans defensive lineman reportedly left Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury.