Carl Nicks to receive $3 million from Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to pay Carl Nicks $3 million as part of their mutual agreement to part ways, according to's Field Yates.

Nicks, 29, played six seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Buccaneers.

The 6-foot-5, 343-pound offensive tackle signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $31 million guaranteed in March 2012.

Nicks' cap hit for 2014 will be $5.375 million.

Nicks appeared in just nine games over the past two seasons while being hampered by a toe injury and a MRSA infection.

The lineman earned Pro Bowl honors in 2010 and 2011 and made the All-Pro first team in 2011.

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- Chris Johnson