Bucs pay FA Guard Nicks 31 million guaranteed

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  1. IDEXAN

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks to a five-year contract Wednesday, the team announced.

    Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $47.5 million, including $31 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid guard in the league.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7...arl-nicks-eric-wright-signing-vincent-jackson
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    Remember when 31 M guaranteed was LT money ? Bye-bye Chris Myers.
     
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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    That's 9.5 million a year average for THE best left guard in the league. Myers is no where near the best center in the league, but is an excellent one for ZBS teams. I don't think Myers will get more than 7 million a year, but even at 5 a year the Texans will have trouble fitting him under the cap. At this point, I would rather keep Brisiel on the cheap and find a new C in the draft.
     
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    Way under the cap last year, Bucs are buying everything in 2012:

     
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    When did Dan Snyder buy the Bucs?
     
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    Bucs are throwing wild money around, but I am not sure they are doing it wisely.

    1. Bucs signed G Davin Joseph last year to a 7 years, $53 million contract.

    2. They resigned G Jeremy Zuttah for 4 years, $16 million. That's a lot for a bench player.

    3. WR Vincent Jackson: 5 years, $55.5M; $26M guaranteed. VERY bad contract for the Bucs. Jackson is a good player, yet has never caught more than 68 passes in a career. And that is with Phillip Rivers as a QB. How will he do without an elite QB? WAY too much.
     
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    Bucs know this is the last year teams can be cheap next year teams have to spend at least 90% of the cap.
     
  7. Vinny

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    Bucs had tons of room under the cap...may as well get the best in the biz.
     
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    That may be, but he still might end being the best paid center in the NFL before this free agency is over.
     


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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Nick Mangold is the top paid center in the league at 7.7m/yr average. No way does Myers get that at the age of 30. I think he gets about 5-6 mill a year over 5 years.
     

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