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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 willing to show him the money.
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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...
After he and the Saints failed to come to terms on a long-term contract, Carl Nicks will be one of the top prospects on the free agent circuit.
And, if he has his way, a very, very wealthy man.
In an interview with WWL New Orleans (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), Nicks once again stated his desire to become the NFL’s highest-paid guard, surpassing the six-year, $51 million contract...
Headed into the off-season, the Buccaneers were expected to be major players in the free agent signing period, given the massive amount of salary cap space they were projected to have available at their disposal.
Through the first 18 hours, they’ve lived up to that billing and then some, tossing out money to their free agent targets like candy at a parade. That continued this morning...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to make the biggest splash in free agency. Just one day after signing wide receiver Vincent Jackson and linebacker Curtis Lofton, the Bucs have made former Saints guard Carl Nicks the highest paid guard in the league, per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The five-year deal worth $47.5 million includes $31 million in guaranteed money. Nicks...
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 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...
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...
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...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent guard Ben Grubbs to a five-year, $36 million with $16 million full guaranteed, with a $10 million signing bonus.
Grubbs will obviously replace Carl Nicks who signed this week with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints offense shouldn’t miss a beat with the addition of Grubbs.