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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nicks, Tynes making progress for Bucs

By Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said Tuesday that there’s positive news on the recoveries of guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes, who have been sidelined with staph infections.

“They’re responding well,’’ Schiano said. “Carl, I know more about because he’s here. Carl’s healing up. Timeline, I don’t know. I can’t put a definite date on it. But he is healing, he’s recovering. Lawrence, he’s not in town. But everything that can be done is being done to make sure everybody recovers.’’

The team has had its facility treated twice since the discovery of MRSA. Nicks has been around the team facility in recent days, a team official said. Tynes is at his home in Kansas City.

In other medical news, Schiano said cornerback Danny Gorrer had groin surgery. Schiano said the injury is not season ending, but Gorrer at least will miss some practice time.