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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana sports news from The Associated Press

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on without injured offensive lineman Carl Nicks, who appeared in just nine games over two seasons. A brief statement from the team says the Bucs and the two-time Pro Bowl guard "mutually agreed" to sever ties yesterday. Nicks didn't miss a game in four seasons with New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis says he's eager to start Team USA training camp in Las Vegas on Monday. He's coming off his first All-Star campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans in his second pro campaign. Getting enough rest during the NBA offseason is the least of Anthony Davis' concerns. He's just 21.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Saints star tight end Jimmy Graham is finally at practice after a protracted contract holdout that kept him out of the Saints' offseason work. Graham says the hardest part of the holdout that ultimately produced his four-year, $40 million deal was being away from teammates and coaches.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Jairus Byrd sat out the Saints' offseason practices because of back surgery, and he remains on the sideline as training camp begins. Coach Sean Payton says Byrd is expected to return to practice before camp ends.

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