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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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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...
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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...
Per a report from NBC Sports and Jay Glazer, the Saints and would have been free agent WR Marqeus Colston have come to terms on a new five year contract.
The Saints had been hard at work looking for a way to bring back Colston despite being strapped for cap space. Well, they pulled it off. Colston has been one of the most productive receivers in the league since coming into the...
The New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Marques Colston have agreed on a new five-year deal, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.The deal is reportedly worth close to $40 million with $19 million in guaranteed salary.The 28-year-old caught 80 passes for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Saints.
Marques Colston has agreed to a five-year deal worth $40M to remain with the New Orleans Saints, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
So wide receiver-needy teams will now be forced to take Colston off their list of targets in free agency. And his fantasy stock shall remain steady, as he was unlikely to meet or exceed his current level of production with another club.
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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