Injury Update: Buccaneers' Connor Barth and Carl Nicks smooth sailing toward training camp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new head coach, new winning philosophy and new uniforms.  Everything on the compass rose is pointing in the right direction for the Bucs including the health of kicker Connor Barth and guard Carl Nicks.Barth missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his right (kicking leg) Achilles tendon in a charity basketball game last summer.  Some pigskin...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers expected to part ways with Davin Joseph

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went out and signed offensive lineman Carl Nicks in 2012, the team looked poised to have a Pro Bowl offensive line that would be the best in the league. Nicks was being paired on the same line as established star Davin Jospeh and things looked bright. Then Joseph blowout his knee in a preseason game few months later the things spiraled out of control...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 free agency blunders in Bucs history.

When it comes to player moves, the Tampa Bay Bucs have done some great things (drafted Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks with back to back 1st Round picks quickly comes to mind) yet, they have also made some moves that have left fans scratching their heads.  Here are the top 5 free agency blunders in Buccaneer history: 5. OG Carl Nicks. Before I call him a complete bust, reports out...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

With the seventh pick in the first round the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…

After winning the offseason championship the last two years it’s time for the Buccaneers to change it’s philosophy regarding player acquisition. In 2012 they broke the bank for guard Carl Nicks, and in 2013 it was a trade for Darrelle Revis and bringing in Dashon Goldson via free agency. In two seasons with Tampa Bay, Nicks has played a total of 9 games and will carry a cap...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs' offensive line must improve in 2014

TAMPA, Fla. --€“ If only visions became reality. How different would the Tampa Bay Buccaneers'€™ offensive line have been if guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph were healthy, present and productive at the same time? Former coach Greg Schiano and former general manager Mark Dominik are left to wonder. Nicks and Joseph have four Pro Bowl appearances between them, but both have...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Moves The Bucs Need To Make

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished another losing season and just hired their 4th coach in the past 6 seasons which is usually the mark of a losing team with no direction, but with the Bucs it’s different. The Bucs have some of the key cogs that are needed to run the machine, but haven’t been able to put it together. It’s been part coaching, part player personnel and part bad...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs G Carl Nicks might not play again

Two sources said in the past week that Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks is still dealing with pain in his foot in the aftermath of dealing with surgery and then a recurring bout with MRSA. As a result, there is some doubt about whether Nicks will be able to play next season or ever again. That may lead to the Buccaneers cutting the former high-priced free agent acquisition this offseason...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Concerns That Buccaneers G Carl Nick’s Career Could Be Over

Jason Cole of National Football Post reports that two sources have informed him that Buccaneers G Carl Nicks continues to deal with pain in his surgically repaired foot and there is “some doubt” regarding his future in the NFL. “Carl is trying to deal with the pain and play again, but we’ll see if he can get through it,” one of Cole’s sources said. Nick, 28, was one of...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Nicks getting mixed signals about the future of his career

    Not long ago G Carl Nicks was considered on of the top players at his position. The Buccaneers signed him to a big deal in 2012 based on his exceptional performance and talent. Unfortunately for the Bucs and Nicks, he has only seen the field for 9 games since signing the deal due to injuries. Now it appears that his injuries could be worse than...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nicks’ toe may have nerve damage

Over the weekend, TBC spoke with Dr. Benjamin Wedro about the issues Buccaneers’ guard Carl Nicks may face as he is heading towards becoming MRSA-free. Although those issues were minimal, a bigger problem remains. As it is being reported by Fox Sports’ Mike Garafalo, Nicks issues going forward goes beyond his MRSA infection. It instead stems back to his original problem, his...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Carl Nicks future is in doubt

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not see Carl Nicks take the field again next year, or ever, according to a report by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. Nicks is once again experiencing symptoms similar to the ones he suffered last year, which caused him to spend half the season on injured reserve. The symptoms are not related to the MRSA infection he suffered this season, but Garafolo notes...
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December 23, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Workers take extra step to clean Bucs locker room

Some places aren't taking any chances with MRSA. This season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had three documented cases of the serious staph infection resistant to some antibiotics: kicker Lawrence Tynes, guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Johnthan Banks. So members of the Georgia Dome cleaning crew didn't spare any caution Sunday, after the Bucs fell to 0-6 with a 31-23 loss...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs' G Carl Nicks has surgery to get rid of MRSA

One of three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers diagnosed with MRSA has had surgery to get rid of the staph infection. MRSA is difficult to treat because it's resistant to many common antibiotics. Carl Nicks had surgery Tuesday night and coach Greg Schiano said the guard is doing well. The two-time All-Pro was diagnosed as having MRSA in a blister of the left side of his foot...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Carl Nicks has surgery on MRSA infection in foot

Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks underwent surgery to treat the MRSA staph infection in his foot that caused him to miss last Sunday’s contest with the Eagles. The Bucs broke the news on Twitter via Scott Smith, senior writer for the team. G Carl Nicks had surgery on his foot last night. No timetable for his return yet. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) October 16, 2013 This is...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs G Carl Nicks has surgery on MRSA-infected left foot

TAMPA, Fla. -- Guard Carl Nicks, dealing with a MRSA-infected left foot, underwent surgery Tuesday to try to improve the condition, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said Wednesday. A timetable for the two-time Pro Bowl player's return is unknown. Schiano said Nicks, 28, "got an opinion outside of town" and opted for surgery Tuesday night. Nicks had limited participation...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs G Carl Nicks has surgery on MRSA-infected left foot

TAMPA, Fla. -- Guard Carl Nicks, dealing with a MRSA-infected left foot, underwent surgery Tuesday to try to improve the condition, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said Wednesday. A timetable for the two-time Pro Bowl player's return is unknown. Schiano said Nicks, 28, "got an opinion outside of town" and opted for surgery Tuesday night. Nicks had limited participation...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Carl Nicks has surgery

The worse keeps getting worse for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The latest? Bucs’ guard Carl Nicks had surgery on his foot to remove the MRSA strain that reappeared last week.  The Bucs have not confirmed it, but according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, Nicks had the operation Tuesday to “clean out the infection in his toe, according to a league source.” General Manager...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnthan Banks active for Bucs, Carl Nicks inactive

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks is active for Sundays Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but guard Carl Nicks is inactive. Thursday, the Bucs revealed Nicks had a recurrence of the MRSA infection in his left foot, which sidelined him late in the preseason and in Tampa Bays first two regular-season games. Meanwhile, it was reported Friday that...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 6 injury report: Mike Williams, Dashon Goldson, Carl Nicks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report for their upcoming Week 6 match with the Philadelphia Eagles has been clouded in recent days by a scary development unfolding at the Tampa Bay facility. Earlier in the week, the Bucs revealed guard Carl Nicks had a recurrence of MRSA staph infection and Friday it was revealed cornerback Johnthan Banks also has a case of MRSA. Remarkably, both...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Third Bucs player diagnosed with MRSA infection

A potentially lethal staph infection was diagnosed in a third Tampa Bay Buccaneers player this week the team acknowledged Friday. The latest discovery came on Thursday the same day left guard Carl Nicks learned he had a recurrence of his initial MRSA infection. Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes were diagnosed with MRSA infections in August. MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles vs Buccaneers Game At Risk Of Postponement Due To MRSA Outbreak

An outbreak of MRSA at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice facility could cause the postponement of Sunday's Eagles game at Raymond James Stadium. According to a report, the NFLPA may advise the NFL to postpone the Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game due to a MRSA outbreak at the Buccaneers facility pending the results of an MRSA containment report.  According to...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Buccaneers player has been diagnosed with MRSA

Things are getting more and more serious for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with this MRSA issue and just as Carl Nick’s infection returns, another player now comes down with the infection.  It is being reported by several media channels that another Bucs player has in fact contracted the MRSA virus. Source tells me that the Bucs may be dealing with another MRSA infection. Hope to have...
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October 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

MRSA infection recurs in Bucs' Nicks

The MRSA infection that sidelined Tampa Bay Buccaneers left guard Carl Nicks for the first two weeks of the season is back and threatening to take another chunk out of the Pro Bowler's career. The Bucs learned Thursday that Nicks is suffering from what they said is a reoccurrence of the potentially lethal staph infection that developed on the outside of his left foot after a...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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