Rookie Lorig headed back to active roster
The Bucs have promoted defensive end/tight end Erik Lorig back to the active roster after his brief demotion to the practice squad.
Lorig takes the spot vacated by suspended safety Tanard Jackson, who will miss at least the next 12 months serving a league ban stemming from his latest violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
The Bucs have been using Lorig at tight end during the past week and he is expected to continue to work with the offense for the foreseeable future. Lorig has past experience at the position, spending his first season-plus at Stanford as a tight end. The Bucs have a bit of a void when it comes to physical tight ends. Kellen Winslow and Jerramy Stevens are regarded as better receivers than blockers, leaving just John Gilmore as the only tight end who is considered more a blocker than a receiver.
The Bucs replaced Lorig on the practice with linebacker prospect J.D. Folsom, a 2009 seventh-round pick of the Dolphins from Weber State.