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Bucs continue free agency spending splurge on Eric Wright, Carl Nicks

UPDATED: According to reports, Nicks has agreed to

UPDATED: According to reports, Nicks has agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Buccaneers
CARL NICKS
Guard, Saints

2011 stats: 16 games
2011 contract: $2.61 million
The two-time Pro Bowler is considered by many the top offensive lineman on the market. He has appeared in every Saints game since he was drafted in 2008 and has started all except three. Nicks has already stated that he does not want the franchise tag from the Saints.
(Credit: AP)

The Bucs said they’d spend big in free agency, and they have followed through on that promise.

Last night, they agreed to a five-year, $55.55 million deal with free agent receiver Vincent Jackson of the Chargers, and this morning, they signed two more high-profile free agents: cornerback Eric Wright and guard Carl Nicks. Both players signed five-year deals, with Wright’s contract going for $37.5 million and Nicks’ deal reaching the $47.5 million plateau.

Rookie head coach Greg Schiano, the former Rutgers coach, now has some major help for a team that lost its last 10 games last year

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