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November 19, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
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Bucs Add Former Seminole FB Pryor

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Tampa Bay had an open roster spot after placing cornerback Michael Adams on injured reserve on Monday and filled with it former Seminoles fullback Lonnie Pryor.
With an open roster spot after placing cornerback Michael Adams on injured reserve Monday the Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have signed rookie fullback/running back Lonnie Pryor from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.

Pryor (6-0, 224) entered the league as a college free agent with Jacksonville this past offseason. He has been on the Jaguars’ practice squad all season.

A native of Okeechobee, Fla., Pryor played collegiately at Florida State, appearing in 54 games (24 starts), recording 124 rushes for 718 yards (5.79 avg.) and 18 touchdowns.

Pryor was a fullback for the Seminoles but was also an accomplished runner during his time in Tallahassee. Pryor had a career night in the 2012 Orange Bowl in his final game for Florida State finishing with career-highs in yards (134) on five carries, longest run (60) and tied a career-high with three receptions. Pryor was named the Orange Bowl MVP as three of the four longest runs of his career came in the game including touchdown runs of 60 yards and 37 yards.

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    As a long time Seminoles fan, I LOVE this addition! Pryor was one of my favorites at FSU.
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    He always reminded me of Edgar Bennett with his size & playing style. Great at running FB dive plays and swing passes out of the backfield.
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    Looks to be a little small for a FB, maybe a third down back?
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    Just as I said it would be smart to sign Demps not only because of his speed and skill but because it will help fill the stadium too. The same logic applies here too. Pryor can certainly play and he will bring more Seminoles to the Buc's games as well. He would make an excellent third down back too, especially in short yardage. With all the players who get hurt in a season we need to add players who can step up if needed. However, I don't think he is as good a blocker as Lorig is. But if Lorig gets hurt it will help to have the option of putting in Pryor. Then you can fake to Rainey and then hand off to Pryor running against the grain. DOM has found another great pickup.
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    I am all for picking up players that can help us win, and if he can run the ball, then giddy up. However, we put a CB on IR and pick up a 3rd FB???? Unless this is the first of a few moves, then it doesn't make sense to me. We have Revis, Banks(injured shoulder), Johnson, Gorrer(nursing groin injury), Carr. I don't think I'm missing anyone on the active roster. We have Goldson facing a 1 game suspension, with Tandy as the primary backup for him, with 2 other guys who have practically no experience. Where is the pickup for someone for the secondary? Why not put a flyer out on guys like Nnomdi. He can/could play man coverage better than those on our team except Revis, and he would be pretty cheap right now for a rental player. Are we getting rid of Larson? or is Schiano just collecting FB's expecting teams to make a run on them and need to trade for picks?
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    @halifax...no Nnamdi (or any other vets) as they will still want $1m+ for half teh season and that's $1m+ we don't roll over on next year's cap...we aren't going anywhere this year so no need to make a move for a vet...league min rookie-types that's all the moves we'll see....and that's a good thing. Not sure about cutting Larsen loose, maybe this Pryor kid can play special teams and fill-in there for Adams's loss ...
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    Great pickup!! Was a great all-around player at FSU. Love it, I would love for him to beat out Lorig next year at FB.
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    If I remember correctly, Pryor was a pretty good goal line back at the Noles. Looks like a good pick-up. I've heard you can never have enough CBs, but Shiano loves RBs. We now have 7 RBs (incl FBs) on the roster now. Three additions since James went down in Rainey, Hill, and Pryor. When everybody returns in the spring, we will have 10 RBs in the stable - and they're all pretty good! If I know Schiano, he will draft another one in the late rounds. Nice problem to have. Trade anyone? Hey, wait a minute. Did I just say Schiano would be back? lol.
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    I went to FSU for the majority of years Pryor was there and loved watching him Saturdays. This guy is the ultimate team player and should bring a lot of versatility to the Bucs. Hope he ends up sticking and gets the chance to make an impact! Go Bucs! Go Noles!
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    Seems like a good pick up. Go Noles!
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