Moves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should make in offseason

The NFL free agency period has hit its lull period after the first big wave and all the premier names signing with teams. The NFL draft is also just four weeks out. Most teams are figuring out which players in the draft can fill out their roster. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however, seem to have more holes than the draft can fix. Here are five moves that the Buccaneers should make...
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers To Pay G Carl Nicks $3M In Injury Settlement

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers have agreed to pay guard Carl Nicks $3 million as part of the injury settlement that was negotiated at the time of his release. According to Yates, Nicks’ cap hit for the 2014 season will be close to $5.357 million. Upon being released by the Bucs a few weeks ago, Nick mentioned that he plans to “step away from the game.”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign CB Kip Edwards, Officially Release G Carl Nicks

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of CB Kip Edwards on Wednesday as well as the release of former Pro Bowl G Carl Nicks. The Buccaneers have signed CB Kip Edwards (5-10, 190) and officially released G Carl Nicks. — Buccaneers PR (@BuccaneersPR) July 30, 2014 Edwards, 23, signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in 2013. He lasted...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No panicking with Nicks departure

Tampa Bay Bucs fans are accustomed to being disappointed. With Carl Nicks parting ways with Tampa Bay in what appeared to be a mutually dispassionate manner, both sides seem ready to move on without a trace of fanfare that came with his free agent signing from New Orleans on March 2012. A lot of reasonably high expectations came with Nicks’ arrival. However, with Nicks’ prolonged...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, offensive lineman Carl Nicks agree to part ways

TAMPA, Fla. -- Carl Nicks' time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is over. The team and the two-time Pro Bowl guard announced a separation Friday afternoon, shortly after the Bucs began their first training camp practice at One Buc Place. The oft-injured Nebraska product never lived up to his promise after signing a five-year, $47.5 million deal in free agency before the 2012 season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs guard Carl Nicks excused from report day

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks did not report to One Buc Place on Thursday, but coach Lovie Smith said the two-time Pro Bowl player was excused for personal reasons. Nicks, who has been cleared to play in the Bucs' upcoming training camp that begins Friday, is attempting to return from pain and nerve damage in his left foot that has limited him to nine games...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

For Tampa Bay Bucs guard Carl Nicks the toe is mightier

It’s definitely not a good thing. Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting guard Carl Nicks is a no-show to voluntary OTAs. Once again the Bucs are looking at the prospect of replacing what should be a stalwart member of the offensive line. When Tampa Bay acquired Nicks for the 2012 season it appeared the left guard position was set for the foreseeable future. Not so fast. The Nebraska standout...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicks’ future may not be in doubt

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...
Via The Bay Cave
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Nicks officially out for the rest of 2013

After suffering from the contagious form of staph known as MRSA, left guard Carl Nicks has finally been been ruled out for the remainder of the season. It’s news that many have wondered when it would be announced.  The news comes courtesy of head coach Greg Schiano, who spoke to the media on Friday. “It would seem...
Via The Bay Cave
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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