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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

Bucs' Oniel Cousins aims to replace Carl Nicks

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.
Bucs Nation Jul 31, 2014

Carl Nicks' injury settlement amount is still unknown

Carl Nicks was owed $6 million in guaranteed when he retired, and he likely gave up some of that in retirement. We just don't know how much, yet. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Carl Nicks, they did so after reaching a settlement with him. He was owed $6 million in guaranteed money, and he had no reason to give up any of that money. After releasing Nicks, the Bucs are now $16.7 million under the salary cap, per the NFLPA's record-keeping (h/t @FoedusFDG). Prior to his release, they were $10.3 million under the cap. This implies that the injury settlement consisted of Carl Nicks...
Tampa Tribune Jul 30, 2014

Bucs Hot Read: Nicks officially gone, Edwards Brought in

TAMPA -- It was almost a week ago that the Bucs parted ways with projected starting left guard Carl Nicks. It wasn't until Wednesday, however, that they officially released him and filled his spot on the 90-man training camp roster. When they made that move, the Bucs added cornerback
KFFL Jul 30, 2014

Buccaneers | Carl Nicks terminated

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially ...
Tampa Tribune Jul 30, 2014

Bucs officially release Nicks, add CB Edwards

TAMPA -- It was almost a week ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with projected starting left guard Carl Nicks. It wasn't until Wednesday, however, that they officially released him and filled his spot on the 90-man training camp roster. When they made that move, the Bucs
Bucs Nation Jul 29, 2014
Bucs Nation Radio: Carl Nicks, Adrian Clayborn and Training Camp Vines

Bucs Nation Radio: Carl Nicks, Adrian Clayborn and Training Camp Vines

Ken and Leo are back with another podcast, and this time, they discuss the Buccaneer offensive line, defensive line, and Vine. The Buccaneers have only been practicing for one weekend, and there have been big changes and revelations at One Buccaneer place. Ken and Leo are here to talk about everything and sort out where the team is headed. The guys talk about Carl Nicks' departure and how the offensive line looks in the early days of training camp. Can the Bucs recover from the loss of their All-Pro guard, and what kind of scheme will the team be running along the line under new offensive...
Niners Nation Jul 26, 2014

Buccaneers need a guard after Carl Nicks retirement

Meanwhile, Alex Boone is still holding out. Could the 49ers trade him if things don't work out sooner rather than later? Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Carl Nicks parted ways with the team, and stepped away from the game of football on Friday. Nicks was a fantastic player, but his consistently been missing time since dealing with an MRSA infection after an outbreak at Tampa Bay's facility last season. It's unclear if he's still battling the infection, or if the long-term effects of it are simply taking their toll on him. Whatever the case, it's incredibly disappointing for a player...
The Ledger Jul 25, 2014

Nicks' Exit Leaves Line In Limbo

Now that Carl Nicks and the Bucs have officially parted ways, all eyes turn to the left side of the Tampa Bay Bucs offensive line, particularly left guard. Who will take over for the team at that position?

Bucs line will miss Nicks, but still confident

The Bucs' offensive linemen spoke with great respect for Carl Nicks after news that he and the team were parting ways, but at the same time, the remaining guards have confidence that they can step up as part of an improved Bucs line.
Tampa Tribune Jul 25, 2014

Nicks, Bucs part ways after two years

TAMPA - Unlike the threat of lightning and thunderstorms, which briefly derailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first training camp workout under new coach Lovie Smith, Carl Nicks never arrived at One Buc Place today. And unlike those weather threats, he won't be coming back. After

Bucs, Nicks Part Ways

After two-plus injury-plagued years, the Tampa Bay Bucs and left guard Carl Nicks have “mutually agreed to part ways,” ending his tenure with the team. “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 release. “However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that… Read More »
Tampa Bay Times Jul 25, 2014

Bucs part ways with injured guard Carl Nicks

A half-hour after the first practice of preseason started, the Bucs announced that they have "mutually agreed to part ways" with former Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks, who has been sidelined with a toe injury.

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