Bucs Sign/Sniff Blocking HelpApril 1st, 2014
Meet the living NFL dinosaur position: fullback.
Bucs fans got used to seeing Erik Lorig and Earnest Graham blocking in two-back sets over the past handful of years, but that didn’t mesh with what was happening on most NFL teams.
The traditional fullback is an endangered species. Even Lovie Smith acknowledged that last week at the NFL Owners meetings when he told Joe and other assembled media that if he were to sign a fullback, the guy would have to have special qualities. Those qualities were versatility and performing on multiple phases of special teams.
Well, today, the Bucs added a fullback and a blocking tight end type to their roster, guys who’ve been unemployed for a while.
The hopeful of note is Jorvorskie Lane. He’s got one season of NFL experience, 2012 with the Dolphins, after coming out of Texas A&M undrafted in 2009. Miami cut him before the start of last season.
Josh Baker, last on the field as a tight end with the Jets in 2011, is the other
training camp body signee.