The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of CB Kip Edwards on Wednesday as well as the release of former Pro Bowl G Carl Nicks.
The Buccaneers have signed CB Kip Edwards (5-10, 190) and officially released G Carl Nicks.
— Buccaneers PR (@BuccaneersPR) July 30, 2014
Edwards, 23, signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in 2013. He lasted just a few months with the team before ending up on the Browns and Vikings practice squads.
Nicks, 29, was one of a number of big-name signings the Buccaneers made a few years ago. Tampa Bay signed him to a five-year, $47.5 million contract that included $31 million guaranteed back in 2012, but Nicks wound up only playing nine games for the Buccaneers over the course of two seasons.
Nicks unfortunately struggled with a toe injury and an MRSA infection that required surgery and cost him most of the 2013 season.
During his four years with the Saints, Nicks never missed a single game, so it was surprising to see the issues he dealt with in Tampa Bay.