Erik Lorig RB TB 17 Days
The Bucs reportedly hope to re-sign free agent FB Erik Lorig.
The news comes via a series of glowing tweets from CBS' Jason La Canfora, who almost certainly has the ear of Lorig's agent. La Canfora expects "several" teams to be interested. Going on 28, Lorig was just the No. 19 fullback in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season, so it's not as if there's going to be a bidding war. Lorig will struggle for guaranteed money, as all fullbacks do.
Erik Lorig RB TB 20 Days
ESPN's John Clayton expects the Bucs to re-sign free agent FB Erik Lorig.
Lorig was the Bucs' primary lead blocker this past season and graded out as the No. 19 fullback by Pro Football Focus. He shouldn't require more than a non-guaranteed, one-year contract to return.
Erik Lorig RB TB 6 Months
Bucs FB Erik Lorig will make his season debut Sunday after missing Week 1 with a calf injury.
Lorig's Week 1 absence may have played a role in Doug Martin's inability to find running lanes against the Jets; the Buccaneers often employ Lorig as a lead blocker in the I-formation. Lorig also chips in on special teams. Expect a bounce-back game from Martin against the talent-deficient Saints defense.
Erik Lorig RB TB Jan 31 '13
Bucs FB Erik Lorig's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1 million based on rookie-deal incentives.
Lorig has appeared in all 32 games over the past two seasons, starting 14 of them. He's never carried the ball, but he does have 19 career catches for 146 yards and a touchdown. Lorig will return for the final year of his deal to be Doug Martin's lead blocker.