Bucs free-agent fullback Erik Lorig visited with New Orleans Saints, source says
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 18, 2014
The New Orleans Saints brought in free-agent fullback Erik Lorig for a visit on Friday, a league source confirmed. The team announced they had signed Buccaneers free agent fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal. With fullback Jed Collins unsigned, the New Orleans Saints are keeping their options open as the team hosted Buccaneers free-agent fullback Erik Lorig for a visit during the open signing period, ESPN reports. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lorig caught 11 passes for 47 yards in 2013 and hasn't rushed the ball at all in his four years in Tampa Bay. The Saints have traded Darren Sproles, but kept Pierre Thomas with a contract extension, and the 250-pound Lorig gives them a different dimension in the backfield. New Orleans was interested in bringing Collins back to the team despite not issuing a tender, a source said. And both of them have played similar roles part-time starters who serve as solid lead-blockers in the run game and occasional receivers out of the backfield.
The New Orleans Saints brought in free-agent fullback Erik Lorig for a visit on Friday, a league source confirmed. Lorig, 27, has spent the past four years with the division-rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints are considering their options at fullbac…