Bucs to pay injured Carl Nicks $3M

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently agreed to an injury settlement as part of their release of guard Carl Nicks, signed during the 2012 offseason.

As part of the mutual agreement, the team has agreed to pay Nicks $3 million, a league source told ESPN.

That means Nicks' cap hit for 2014 will check in at about $5.357 million for 2014, while the team now has $13.71 million in cap space, per the NFLPA's database.

The former All-Pro guard appeared in just nine games for the Buccaneers in two seasons, and a toe issue continues to bother the 29-year old, though it is unclear if Nicks will attempt to resume his playing career down the road.

The Bucs signed Nicks away from the division rival Saints, signing the former fifth-round pick to a five-year deal that maxed out at $47.5 million.

The team has revamped its offensive line this offseason, as it also traded away center Jeremy Zuttah and released both Donald Penn and Davin Joseph.