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Bucs, Nicks part ways
Carl Nicks
Carl Nicks played in just nine games with the Bucs over the past two seasons.
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and guard Carl Nicks mutually agreed to part ways on Friday.

Nicks signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Bucs in March 2012. The deal included $31 million guaranteed.

"I'd like to thank the Buccaneers organization for working with me as I have attempted to get myself back on the football field," Nicks said in a statement. "However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."  Full Story

Goodell, media both fail when it comes to Rice penalty
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's a specious and ill-informed argument but the end game reaches the proper landing point.

That's enough for most but it shouldn't be.

If you fire up the Google machine to gauge reaction to Roger Goodell's two- game suspension of Ray Rice for domestic abuse, you might see accusations like the NFL thinks smoking weed or abusing Adderall is worse than knocking your then-fiancee and now wife out cold before dragging her unconscious body off an Atlantic City casino elevator.  Full Story

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