Sep 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (77) on the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers may cut Carl Nicks

The NFL offseason is upon us, which means that players and teams are starting to look at what 2014 will hold for them. Some players are getting ready to make a run at a Super Bowl, while others are starting to look for new teams to play for.

One player who could be out of a job is former Pro Bowler Carl Nicks, who could end up being a cap casualty with the Buccaneers. Jason LaCanfora from CBS Sports notes that the Buccaneers could save some serious cash but sending Nicks packing this offseason.

Given his issues with MRSA last season, and what could be a reshaped OL, might the Bucs save $7M in real money and cap space, by letting him go? Wouldn’t be a shocker.

It’s not a lock that the Bucs will be revamping their offensive line, but there’s a good chance that if someone has to be cut that it’s going to be Nicks. He’s been a bust for Tampa Bay since singing a huge contract in 2012, and although some of that can be attributed to the MRSA infected Buccaneers locker room, the team may move on with a younger line.


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  • skydivepaul

    I thought his contract was structured in a way that if he was cut this season then it would cost just as much as paying him for the season. Is this true or not?

    • Tom Weissmann

      It’s true. La Confora is a terrible NFL “insider” and doesn’t know his facts.

  • Steve Batchelor

    Josh…I don’t know where you got your info but I think you better do better fact checking before writing an article. The Bucs won’t cut Nicks. They will take a terrible Cap hit by cutting him. Latest news I read..Lovie said that Nicks was working out and getting ready for next year and he was looking good. If they decide to cut anyone on the OL it will be Davin Joseph. He played terrible last year and there will be no Cap hit if he’s cut.

  • Keetoosya

    Rumors are started by uninformed blog writers like you Josh Hill. If you don’t have solid evidence as in a “FACT”, find something else to write about.