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Rotoworld Aug 5, 2014

Bucs reach $3 million settlement with Nicks - Carl Nicks (G) Unsigned Free Agent

The Bucs have reached a $3 million injury settlement with free agent OG Carl Nicks.

Bucs' settlement with Nicks is for $3-million

The Buccaneers agreed to a $3-million injury settlement with guard Carl Nicks, according to salary cap information filed with the league.It officially ends the disappointing chapter with Nicks, who signed a 5-year, $47.5-million contract as a Saints free agent in 2012 but appeared in only nine games in two seasons.
Bucs Nation Aug 5, 2014
Buccaneers at $13.71 million after paying Carl Nicks $3 million in injury settlement

Buccaneers at $13.71 million after paying Carl Nicks $3 million in injury settlement

With Carl Nicks' injury settlement finally known, the Buccaneers now have some $13.71 million in salary cap space. The numbers on Carl Nicks' injury settlement are finally in: he took a $3 million payoff to disappear and not play football, or attempt to play football, this year, according to ESPN. That's a hefty cut for Nicks, who would have earned $7 million by just sticking around through training camp and trying to make the best of a bad situation, $6 million of which was guaranteed against injury. This means the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have paid Nicks a whopping $28 million over...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 4, 2014

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TAMPA — Positivity has helped Oniel Cousins last for six seasons in the NFL, and as he enters the Bucs' preseason opener Friday battling for a starting job at offensive guard, that relentless optimism is carrying him again.

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