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Hakim Joins Jets


By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com

4f9f0265dc999.preview-300American football player Saalim Hakim was placed on the active roster of the National Football League’s New York Jets this past week after a season-ending injury to receiver Stephen Hill. He was originally signed to the Practice Squad by Jets in October of this year. Hakim is the brother is former NFL wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim. Saalim was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2012 NFL Draft out of Palomar College. He subsequently made his NFL debut for the Jets this past weekend against the Carolina Panthers, and finished with one carry for eight yards.

Hakim has had a meandering professional career thus far. He first 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.

He then signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in April of 2012. The Cowboys subsequently released him just before the start of the 2012 season. In November of 2012, He signed with the St. Louis Rams and was place on their Practice Squad. In December of 2012 he was signed away from the Rams’ Practice Squad by the New Orleans Saints. But he was once again released in August of 2013, before finally being picked up by the Jets.

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