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Bucs officially release Nicks, add CB Edwards

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Published:   |   Updated: July 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

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— It was almost a week ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with projected starting left guard Carl Nicks.

It wasn’t until Wednesday, however, that they officially released him and filled his spot on the 90-man training camp roster.

When they made that move, the Bucs added cornerback Kid Edwards, a Missouri product who came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Edwards initially signed with the Buffalo Bills, but he spent the 2013 on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.

Edwards is the second cornerback signed off the street this week, joining former Buc Anthony Gaitor, who was re-signed on Monday.

Gaitor was brought in after cornerbacks Rashaam Melvin (ankle) and Alterraun Verner (hamstring) went down with injuries.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith said neither injury was considered serious, so it’s uncertain if Edwards signing is related to them.

The Bucs return to the practice field today with a workout at 4:30 p.m. at One Buc Place that is closed to the public.

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