Carl Nicks remains question mark

One of the biggest question of the offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remains unanswered.

Will Carl Nicks be ready for the start of training camp in late July?

That appears to be anyone’s guess right now. Nicks, who missed almost all of last season with a toe injury and a MRSA infection, previously has said he expects to be ready for training camp. But it remains to be seen if he still is on target. The team has been quiet about Nicks’ status.

He was seen working with trainers on the side during the early part of the offseason program. But, at least on the days the media is allowed to watch workouts, Nicks has not been seen in several weeks.

Oniel Cousins and Jamon Meredith have been working as the first-team guards in recent weeks. The Bucs close out their offseason program with a minicamp that runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.