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Gerald McCoy mum on contract talks, Lovie Smith brief on Carl Nicks

Gerald McCoy today downplayed any talk about a new contract.


Gerald McCoy today downplayed any talk about a new contract.

TAMPA - A few quick Bucs hits from today’s organized training activity:

* Our Rick Stroud reported over the weekend that the Bucs are in talks with DT Gerald McCoy about signing the Pro Bowler to a long-term deal. McCoy downplayed any talk about a new contract.

“I don’t know nothing about that,” McCoy said. “I just come to work and practice, man.”

* Although many injured players were present for the workouts, G Carl Nicks (toe) was noticeably absent. And head coach Lovie Smith was noticeably terse when asked about it.

“No update,” Smith said. “He’s not here. He’s not here for voluntary work.”

That was it.

* First-round WR Mike Evans (hamstring) didn’t participate after injuring himself in last week’s OTA. WR Vincent Jackson ran on the sidelines but did not participate in drills.

“We’ll take our time with them,” Smith said.

S Mark Barron was very limited in practice, and S Dashon Goldson did not participate.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:56pm]


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