The Buccaneers have moved defensive end Erik Lorig to the tight end position. Lorig played some tight end in college at Stanford. At Stanford as a red-shirt freshman Lorig caught three passes for 21 yards at tight end. After he learns the offenses’ playbook, Lorig will now know both the offense and defense.
“I’ll be working on this for awhile,” said Lorig. “There wasn’t any indication, just go in do your work and see where we go.
“I’ve had enough time now to really learn the defense, and with the offense we ran something similar to it. I have a general understanding of the lingo and I think I’ll pick it up in a couple of weeks.”
Right now Lorig said the plan is for him to practice at tight end and not continue to work with the defensive ends. The Buccaneers have three tight ends on the active roster in: Jerramy Stevens, John Gilmore, and Kellen Winslow. Ryan Purvis is on the practice squad with Lorig.
“I just started learning it, so if I have a question I’m always asking the older guys,” said Lorig.
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