“We Feel Like He Can Play”September 4th, 2013
Greg Schiano updated the condition of some wounded Bucs today, including Carl Nicks.
The Bucs are holding on to hope that their stud left guard can make a heroic start against the Jets on Sunday after his well publicized MRSA infection in his foot, and recovering from his offseason foot surgery.
“We feel like he can play,” Schiano said, though he explained that Nicks is still being evaluated and did not practice.
Joe asked offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan about his depth at left guard, and Sullivan was quick to say that he was hopeful Nicks will return.
Joe would be stunned if Nicks is back on Sunday.
Schiano said fullback Erik Lorig was limited in practice, along with rookie running back Mike James. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) did not practice, per Schiano, and Joe saw no sign of tight end Tom Crabtree.