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Bucs put Carl Nicks on IR

Updated: October 30, 2012, 5:12 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

TAMA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers announced Tuesday afternoon that All-Pro guard Carl Nicks has been placed on injured reserve.

The team said Nicks will have surgery to repair a torn plantar plate in his left toe. The Bucs previously lost their other starting guard, Davin Joseph, to a season-ending injury in the preseason.

The Buccaneers gave Nicks a five-year, $47 million free-agent contract this offseason to lure him away from division rival New Orleans.

He ...

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