Nicks is a two-time Pro Bowler who is in his first season with the Buccaneers. Nicks played Oct. 25 against the Minnesota Vikings, but hadn't played since. It was the first game he's missed in his five-year career.
Nicks was a fifth-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2008.
Noble played in four games with the Bucs this season. He is in his first season in the NFL after being undrafted out of Toledo. The 6-foot-5 tight end did not catch a pass this season.
Tampa Bay has won three of its last four games. The Bucs will try to win their third straight game when they host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.