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Report: Carl Nicks Hopes To Stay In New Orleans

Saints' guard Carl Nicks is set to become a free agent next month

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Report: Carl Nicks Hopes To Stay In New Orleans

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There’s been some rumblings around town since the end of the season concerning New Orleans Saints’ guard Carl Nicks, and understandably so. Nicks is set to become a free agent on March 13, and is the best interior offensive lineman in this year’s free agent class--and, of course, the interior of the line was something of a problem area for Dallas in 2011.

But this may not happen, if Nicks has his way.

Nicks recently told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he wants to stay with the Saints, but (the good news for hopeful Cowboys fans) he’s unsure if the team can afford to keep him and the other handful of key players--including Drew Brees and Marques Colston--who are set to become free agents. He also said he was disappointed that the team didn’t try to approach him about a new deal last season.

"They never talked to me at all about it really (last season), which I thought was kind of weird. But I talked to (General Manager Mickey Loomis) the last day before exit meetings, and he said they were going to do their best to try to keep me. So that's the gist of contract talks," said Nicks, per the Times-Picayune. "I would love to stay, but it's also a good feeling to be wanted. So hopefully a lot of teams want me, but I would love to stay.”

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