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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