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Kristian: A new fullback in the mix for the Saints

The Saints announced they've agreed to terms on a 4 year contract with fullback Erik Lorig today. 

Lorig was drafted in the 7th round in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The converted defensive end at Stanford, provides the Saints with some versatility as fullback and a tight end.  Lorig comes to the Saints with great size at 6'4 and 250 pounds and paved the way for Tampa's strong running game in 2012 with Doug Martin at tailback. 

The Saints had a need at the position with Jed Collins a free agent after the team didn't offer him a restricted free agent tender this spring.  Lorig is an upgrade over Collins as a blocker and a receiver. 

Tampa used the fullback primarily as a blocker and to catch the ball.  He does not have a single carry during his four years in the NFL.  He also played on special teams.

He has more than 10 catches each of the past two season for an average last season of 4.3 yards and 6.9 in 2012.

Click here to read Lorig's full stats...

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03/18/2014 11:40AM
Kristian: A new fullback in the mix for the Saints
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03/18/2014 12:00PM
better blocking for Brees
Good signing. Anything to help Brees is a positive move.
03/18/2014 12:40PM
Make a hole!
Sounds like a good move to me.
03/18/2014 12:49PM
Makes the Saints even better on offense!
03/18/2014 1:42PM
free agency
with all this moves in the offseason along with the draft should make this a lean mean gold and black fighting machine.
03/18/2014 1:46PM
sounds versatile
Slip him in the pass rush too!
03/18/2014 5:17PM
Did not realize he was that big.
03/18/2014 5:19PM
the drew show is still a go.
the anything to help brees comment says it all. glad to have erik on board.
03/18/2014 6:06PM
Is the 280 lbs a typo--more like 250 isn't it?
03/18/2014 6:47PM
blue blockers
can you change your pictures Christian. The blue blockers are blinding me
03/18/2014 9:08PM
full back
Dude is massive! WHO DAT!
03/19/2014 5:44PM
Next season will be a smash mouth/ Air raid season.....WHO DAT!
03/19/2014 8:09PM
Those sunglasses are great for driving at night, or in the rain, or welding.
03/19/2014 8:46PM
Try him out running in practice; catch the other teams off guard. Refrigerator !
Let Brew throw a lot of passes to him in secret practices. From what I heard, he never dropped a pass they threw to him (in a game).
03/21/2014 11:59PM
Rod Guidry in Sacramento
He will be much better in New Orleans as a Saint, then what he was in Tampa. God Bless
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