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Buccaneers sign Kip Edwards, officially release Carl Nicks

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make another pair of roster moves, adding yet another cornerback.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed cornerback Kip Edwards, a second-year undrafted free agent who spent parts of last year with the Buffalo Bills, Cleeland Browns and Minnesota Vikings without appearing in a regular season game. The 5'10", 190 lbs. cornerback was a Missouri prospect, and his size probably makes him best suited as a slot corner.

Edwards was likely signed to help compensate for the absence of Rashaan Melvin and Alterraun Verner, both struggling with minor injuries.

The Bucs also officially announced the release of Carl Nicks, with whom they reached an injury settlement this past weekend. The details of that settlement have not been made clear, but Nicks was guaranteed some $6 million in salary this season prior to his release. It's likely that number came down a little. As of right now the Buccaneers officially have $10.4 million in cap space, but that should go up by $1 million plus however much Nicks gave up in the settlement.

This brings the Bucs' total number of roster moves this offseason to 86.