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Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Carl Nicks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Saints offensive guard Carl Nicks to a five-year contract worth $47.5 million, including $31 million guaranteed. That makes Nicks the highest paid guard in the league, exactly what he wanted all along.

So much for that reasonable offer made by the Saints. Can't say we didn't see this coming, though.

Related: Saying Goodbye to Carl Nicks

The Saints are meeting with Ravens guard Ben Grubbs today, the second best guard on the free agent market this year. I would think there is a good chance the Saints will make him an offer, now that Nicks is out the door.

Goodbye, Mr. Nicks. We'll always have the screen pass.