Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 3/5/12
The New Orleans Saints placed their franchise tag on star quarterback Drew Brees. This means that two time pro bowl guard Carl Nicks will head to free agency. According to Mike Florio, from Pro Football Talk, the Saints have not yet offered Nicks a new contract. The Saints may not be able to keep Nicks in New Orleans. They already gave guard Jahri Evans a mega deal in 2010. They made Evans the highest paid interior lineman in the game with a seven year deal, worth 56.7 million. It would seem that Nicks would look for an even bigger deal than Evans received. If the Saints decide that they cannot afford Nicks, the question on many fans minds is if the Bengals will seek a contract with him.
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