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Bucs G Nicks will not plays vs. Patriots as a precaution



Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks will have to wait at least another week to return to the playing field for the Bucs.

Coach Greg Schiano decided Nicks, who is coming off foot surgery, had plenty of good work in practice against the Patriots this week and wanted to give him a couple days of rest as a precaution.

Nicks is expected to play extensively in the third preseason game at Miami Aug. 24, when starters typically see their most action."

"It’s no big setback,'' Schiano said. "It’s better that we get him better for next week to play a considerable amount."

First-year tackle Mike Remmers will start at left guard in Nicks' place tonight against New England.





[Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 6:36pm]


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