The Buccaneers placed OLG Carl Nicks on injured reserve with a toe injury. They promoted OG Roger Allen from the practice squad.
Nicks, a Pro Bowler, joined the Bucs this offseason after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Saints. He has started all seven games this season and has not missed a game in his career. Nicks joins fellow Pro-Bowl OG Davin Joseph on I.R. Joseph suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason.
Allen is a third-year pro who played in two games with one start for the Rams in 2009.
The Bucs also placed TE Danny Noble (hamstring) on I.R. He appeared in four games this season.