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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed All-Pro guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Eric Wright to five-year contracts.
Nicks was one of the key blockers for Drew Brees on the Saints' record-setting offense. He's considered one of the best pass blockers in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons.
Wright, a five-year veteran, was with the Lions last season after spending four years in Cleveland. He had 73 tackles, four interception and 16 passes defensed in starting all 16 games in 2011.
The Bucs announced the signings Wednesday, one day after they landed wide receiver Vincent Jackson on the first day of free agency.
Tampa Bay finished 4-12 with one of the worst offenses and defenses in the league last season.
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TAMPA BAY-As Players View forecasted, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the early and most likely the overall winners of the 2012 free agency shopping bonanza.
Their website just broke the news that they have added the 6-5 345 lb guard Carl Nicks to their ranks. Nicks could not come to terms financially with the Saints who had already spent a pretty penny on franchising QB Drew Brees...
According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, free agent guard Carl Nicks arrived in Tampa late Tuesday night and a deal could get done within the next 24 hours.
Sounds like the Buccaneers are ready to lock up their second big name free agent within 24 hours.
Nicks made it clear that he wants to make the most money of any guard in the NFL and it seems like the Bucs are more than...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lions defense has suffered its first loss in free agency, with starting cornerback Eric Wright signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday morning.
The transaction was reported by numerous media sources and continues the Bucs push to rebuild quickly. The first day of free agency, Tuesday, the Bucs signed wide receiver Vincent Jackson, formerly of San...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed cornerback Eric Wright to a five-year contract Wednesday.Wright intercepted four passes and recorded 74 tackles for the Detroit Lions last season.The 26-year-old is a former second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns and has recorded 292 career tackles and 13 interceptions.
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.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the most active teams in free agency thus far. But will any of these moves affect their draft strategy?
With the 5th pick the Bucs are likely to target one of the top two players expected to be on the board, Morris Claiborne or Trent Richardson.
Obviously their recent moves won’t affect anything if Richardson is their choice. LeGarrette...
We knew Tampa Bay’s 4-12 season last year didn’t set well with the people in the front office, but we did not anticipate that the Bucs would go to such extreme measures in an attempt to right the ship. General manager Mark Dominik said earlier this offseason that the Bucs were going to be big spenders heading into 2012, and he stuck to his word by spending nearly $150 million...
Saints' former first round pick Robert Meachem has agreed to a 4 year deal with the San Diego Chargers that will see him leave New Orleans. The Chargers lost their star receiver Vincent Jackson to the Tampa Bay Bucs earlier in the day and quickly moved to replace him. Several teams showed interest in Meachem, most notably the Buffalo Bills who made a strong play to land him early...
NEW ORLEANS, March 13— The Saints released a statement today confirming that they will not lose their true number one receiver Marques Colston. Colston and the team have come to terms on a five year contract according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
“Since we drafted Marques in 2006, he’s been everything that we are looking for in a New Orleans Saint...
Despite catcalls from the 300 level at Raymond James Stadium, making the argument that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ownership are cheap is now going to be a bit more difficult. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added three high-profile free agents in WR Vincent Jackson, CB Eric Wright as well as the addition of the top interior offensive lineman in the 2012 free agency period...