Found March 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed guard Carl Nicks to a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $31 million guaranteed.  This makes Nicks the highest paid guard in NFL history.

The Saints should be mad at themselves for allowing one of their most important offensive players to leave and sign with a division rival.  It could come back to haunt them.

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