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CARL NICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carl Nicks excused from reporting to Bucs camp for personal reason

Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks did not participate in voluntary work with the team this spring and wasn’t able to practice during the team’s mandatory minicamp because of the toe injury and resulting staph infection that wiped out his 2013 season, but said in June that he felt like he would be ready to participate in training camp. The Bucs reported for work on Thursday, but Nicks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ten 2014 storylines that would be shocking; how do they affect Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

In May, we penned a list of storylines that wouldn’t shock us during the upcoming season, developments that would seem like surprises to most but everyone should have seen coming. Today, it’s time for the opposite, a collection of plotlines that would be truly shocking if they happened during the upcoming season. With that in mind, To see 10 storylines that would be shockers...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs camp preview – offensive line, is Carl Nicks the key

Training camp starts in a little more than a week and the Bucs first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is scheduled for August 8th. Some of the Bucs faithful may be apprehensive regarding the offensive line given the significant changes made to this group during the off season. The biggest source of apprehension is the health of Carl Nicks’ toe and his recovery from...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Update: Carl Nicks 'plans to be ready' for training camp

Carl Nicks has a history of dealing with injuries. Most notably, the toe injury and the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection that limited him to just two games last season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nicks had missed some of the team's recent organized team activities, but was at One Buccaneer Place for the opening of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, according...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 13, 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

Carl Nicks not present at Buccaneers’ OTAs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks was absent on Tuesday during the team’s OTA practice session, according to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune. Head coach Lovie Smith sounded a little snippy when asked about Nicks. “No Update. He’s not here. He’s not here for voluntary work.” Nicks, as talented as he is, hasn’t been able to stay healthy. He has only played in 9...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 27, 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

Bucs' Carl Nicks making progress with infected blister

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said two-time Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks is making progress with the infected blister on the players left foot. On Tuesday, Schiano said Nicks has responded well to treatment, though a timetable for a return is unknown. Nicks, who played only seven games last season before tearing the plantar plate in his left foot, appeared to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lands Former Saints Guard Carl Nicks

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...
Via Players View
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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