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Everyone knew the New Orleans would lose a key player with the franchise tagging of Drew Brees and they almost got lucky. However, Carl Nicks 6’5 ,345, a pro bowl offensive guard who helped protect Brees set the single season passing record for yards in 2011 has moved on to Tampa Bay.

As a direct result in the inability of the Saints to sign Drew Brees to a contract, the Saints couldn’t cover all their bases having resigned Marques Colston. If the Saints had signed Brees they would have had the flexibility to keep both players.

The two time pro bowler (2010, 2011) and part of the 2010 Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award will head to Tampa to protect Josh Freeman.   

According to NFL Sources the contract is worth $47.5 million, including $31 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid guard in the league.

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  • Good Riddance, it takes 4 or more to protect the quarterback, not just one, greed won out on this one, not loyalty.

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