Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/22/13
When the Buccaneers signed All-Pro left guard Carl Nicks last offseason many praised the organization for getting one of the top interior linemen in the league. The signing also gave Tampa Bay arguably the best offensive line — at least on paper. However, since his signing, Nicks has only played in nine games including two this season.  The 6-foot-5, 349-pound Nicks suffered a toe injury last season forcing him to miss the final nine games. He played a role in helping the Bucs offense become the 15th ranked offense in the league and was part of a unit that allowed just 11 sacks (5th best) through the first seven games. But the sixth-year guard from Nebraska has been faced with a different challenge this season that has limited him to just two games in 2013. Nicks learned he was infected with MRSA in his left foot in August, which is a form of staph which is resistant to antibiotics. It forced him to miss the final preseason game and return for weeks three and four of the regular sea...
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