Saalim Hakim

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Saalim Hakim
No. -- Free agent
Position: Wide receiver / Kickoff returner / Special teamer / Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
College: Palomar College
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Receiving TDs: 0
Rushing yards: -3
Rushing average: -1.5
Kickoff return yards: 279
Stats at

Saalim Abdul Hakim[1] (born February 1, 1990) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Palomar College. He is the younger brother of former NFL wide receiver and punt returner Az-Zahir Hakim.

Professional career[edit]

Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

He played the 2011 season with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. He played four games in which he recorded 3 receptions, 81 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 30, 2012, He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[3] On September 1, 2012, He was released.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On November 7, 2012, He signed with the St. Louis Rams.[4]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On December 18, 2012, He was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster after the team placed strong safety Corey White on injured reserve due to a knee injury. On August 31, 2013, He was released.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

On October 10, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[6] On December 13, 2013, Hakim was placed on the Jets active roster, after a season-ending injury to receiver Stephen Hill.[7] On August 29, 2015 Hakim was one of twelve players to be cut by the New York Jets.[8]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On September 8, 2015, Saalim was signed to the Lions' practice squad. On September 17, 2015, he was released from practice squad.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On October 13, 2015, Saalim was signed to the Chiefs' practice squad. On November 9, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster. On November 28, 2015, he was waived.

Personal life[edit]

His brother is former NFL wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim,[1][4] was selected in the fourth round, 96th overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 1998 NFL Draft.


  1. ^ a b "Palomar Profile". 
  2. ^ "Hakim Statistics". 
  3. ^ "Former Tarleton wide out Hakim signs with Dallas Cowboys". Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Rams sign Saalim Hakim, get Scott Wells back at practice". Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Courtney Roby, Preston Parker let go as New Orleans Saints trim roster to 53-man limit". Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jets sign Saalim Hakim to practice squad". Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jets place Stephen Hill on injured reserve, will move Saalim Hakim from practice squad to active roster". Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Cimini, Rich (August 30, 2015). "New York Jets cut 12 players, including DeVier Posey". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 

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