No Nicks News Is PromisingSeptember 2nd, 2013
Joe was very pleased yesterday to learn that Carl Nicks wasn’t designated to open the 2013 season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. That would have meant the All-Pro guard would have been shelved until Week 7, missing six games.
That gave Joe a lot of hope that Nicks would be recovered sooner rather than later from the MRSA infection in his foot and ready to roll after rehabilitating as best he can from his offseason toe/foot surgery.
If Nicks was in bad shape, then the Bucs surely would have preferred having the roster spot placing him on the PUP list would have opened, versus letting Nicks be an oversized cheerleader for a month or so.
Today at One Buc Palace, Greg Schiano didn’t rule out Nicks playing Sunday against the Jets in the season opener.
Joe would be stunned if that happened, but the mere fact that it’s possible if very encouraging.
Nicks and Davin Joseph on the field together would be a beautiful site for Bucs fans.