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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...
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Buccaneers News: Carl Nicks, Tampa Bay agree to part ways

Carl Nicks' brief injury-plagued tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has come to an end. The team acquired Nicks in 2012 after the New Orleans Saints did not re-sign him. He was a major part of a plan to overhaul the offensive line, but he went down with a serious toe injury in October and has been dealing with the injury ever since. It is obvious now that the injury is not...
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Bucs begin newest training camp amid unfortunate reminders of old feelings

TAMPA, Fla. -- The whole thing started well enough, with a horn sounding over the field at 4:29 p.m. and fans dressed in Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear cheering the Lovie Smith era's start in full, the dark memories of MRSA and the 0-8 start and the rest of last season's Twilight Zone buried. It was supposed to be a drama-free, good-feelings Friday afternoon at One Buc Place,...
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Bucs part ways with OG Carl Nicks

The Buccaneers announced Friday that Nicks and the team have “mutually agreed that they will part ways.” “I’d like to thank the Buccaneers organization for working with me as I have attempted to get myself back on the football field,” Nicks said in a press release distributed by the team. “However, after careful consideration, I […] The post Bucs part ways with OG Carl...
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Bucs Cut Two-Time All Pro Guard Carl Nicks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly released two-time All-Pro guard Carl Nicks less than two and a half years after handing him a blockbuster five-year, $47.5 million deal in March 2012. Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks’ time with the Bucs is over. He and the team have agreed on an amicable settlement. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 25, 2014 Tampa Bay wound up forking over just...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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