Erik Lorig RB NO 3 Months

Lorig (leg) is out for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

The fullback has been out since August 2, and apparently there's no timetable for a return at this point. Austin Johnson is the next fullback in line.

Erik Lorig RB NO 3 Months

Lorig (ankle) remains out with an ankle injury, and no timetable for his return has been publicized, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Lorig has not practiced or attended practice in any capacity since the Black & Gold scrimmage on August 2.

In a bit of a surprise, Lorig made the Saints final 53-man roster, which could indicate he's close to returning, but it's been over a month since he's made an appearance for the Saints. If he returns, he could have some value in touchdown-heavy formats, but it remains to be seen when he will actual see the field again.

Erik Lorig RB NO 4 Months

Lorig (leg) missed practice again on Wednesday, reports ESPN.com. Lorig has been sidelined for nearly two weeks, but the Saints have not offered any details on the severity of his injury.

Lorig, a five-year veteran, was thought to have a firm grasp on the starting fullback position in his first season with the Saints. While most fullbacks in the league have little fantasy value, the Saints have not shied from featuring its fullback around the goal line on both the ground and through the air. As an apt pass catcher - he had 33 total receptions in Tampa Bay the last two years - Lorig, in theory, would have been a great fit for the Saints. With each practice Lorig misses, however, his hold on the starting gig, and likely a roster spot, slips, particularly with the Saints signing veteran Greg Jones last week.

Erik Lorig RB NO 9 Months

Saints signed FB Erik Lorig, formerly of the Bucs, to a four-year contract.

Lorig, 27, is replacing Jed Collins as the Saints lead blocker. Neither is particularly strong as an actual blocker, per PFF. Lorig has never carried the ball in four seasons but has 30 career catches for 193 yards and a score.

Erik Lorig RB NO 9 Months

The Saints hosted free agent FB Erik Lorig this week.

The Saints currently have no fullbacks on the roster after declining to tender RFA Jed Collins. Lorig offers more versatility as a receiver than Collins.

Erik Lorig RB NO 9 Months

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 NO 9 Months

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 NO Jun 24 '79

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 NO Nov 11 '78

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.