More problems for Bucs: Carl Nicks to injured reserve

AP

The Buccaneers’ offseason shopping spree took another hit Tuesday, when the team announced that guard Carl Nicks was going on injured reserve with a toe injury.

Nicks has been dealing with the injury all season, but apparently had a recent setback.

The team announced they’ve promoted guard Roger Allen from the practice squad to replace him.

Nicks was part of the Bucs’ splash in the early hours of free agency, along with cornerback Eric Wright, who is facing a suspension for failing a test for Adderall. They’re probably encasing wide receiver Vincent Jackson, the other big buy, in bubble wrap as we speak.