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October 8, 2010 @ 9:39 am
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Lorig Could Take Backup Fullback Role From Pressley

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Wolf Heard

Wolf
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It’s been a busy few weeks for rookie Erik Lorig. After being drafted in the seventh-round of the 2010 NFL Draft as a defensive end, Lorig recently moved over to the offensive side of the ball to play tight end.

Now, it appears that Lorig may see his first regular season action against the Bengals at another position. Head coach Raheem Morris said Friday that the rookie from Stanford could take over Chris Pressley’s job as the backup fullback if he is active on Sunday.

“Lorig is one of those guys that is going to be up and participate at fullback,” said Morris. “Obviously, the battle between him and Pressley will continue throughout the season and we will let those guys play it out.”

When asked if he will have the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Lorig on the 45-man active roster in Cincinnati, Morris simply said, “We are looking forward to seeing him. We don’t want to give away too much information, but we look forward to seeing him.”
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    SO would we !!!!! another weapon hit and run ......jab,jab ,,,,,flurry rage,ranting /damage conntroled,oooooo........ line !!!wake up?mataurity and on a casual confidence to show no FEAR!!!!!! I APPLAUD ALL TEAM MELDING AS ASINGLE ENTITY AND THAT IS THE way 3-1 ......SILENT and swift .has noy surprised me at all 8/8 seems not so improblable....GRIMM< WILLIAMS GRAHAM WINSLOW< SABBY "DONT CUT HIM OUT YET "coaching ,BACKS RUNNING AND CATCHS>>>>>GO BUCS !!!!!! H.I.F> HEY what about grimm next man up !!!!!
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    The Packers did it was John Hall a couple of years ago. They drafted him as a linebacker and by the end of training camp he was their starting fullback. It can happen here too. 3 fullbacks on the rosters tho, wow!
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    bUCFEVER40 Lorenzo Neal. Right on!
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    How bad is Pressley for his job to be taken by a man who has never played the position? Something odd happening here - let's hope it is for the best.
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    If they're that important to this offense I wish we would just draft a fullback. It's a forgotten position in today's NFL but all of the best running attacks that have had continued success over the past few years all have great fullbacks (Ravens, Falcons, Jets).
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    I agree pinkstob, the year we had Lorenzo Neal, we were plowing over people, it's a beautiful craft for sure, I just hope we can land someone that can stick around this time.
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    It would be nice to see Blount following Lorig through the hole. Power running!
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    Lorig is to slow and inexperienced for Blount or any RB wait on him. He's there to help block since our OL can't get it done.
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