Bucs place Carl Nicks on injured reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a long week after defeating the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday and it’s been long in more ways than one.

First, it was reported over the weekend that cornerback Eric Wright is expected to be lost to a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Then, the club announced this afternoon that Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks, a major free-agent addition, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury.

He is the second guard to go down this season as Tampa already lost Davin Joseph. It’s going to make things much more challenging for the young team.

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