Fullback Jorvorskie Lane of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Lane’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, November 3 following the team’s November 2 game against the Cleveland Browns.
The Buccaneers on Tuesday announced they had signed fullback Lonnie Pryor who was with the team since last season but was cut by Tampa Bay during the team’s final roster moves in August. Pryor had been with the Bills since being released by Tampa Bay, but was cut from Buffalo’s practice squad last weekend.
Lane has been the starting fullback for the Bucs this year, with two rushing attempts for 56 yards, including a 54-yard burst against the Panthers in Week 1.
To fill the vacant roster spot, the Bucs signed former Bears cornerback Isaiah Frey, who will wear No. 32. Frey was a sixth-round draft pick by Bucs head coach Lovie Smith in Chicago in 2012. After being on the Bears’ practice squad during the 2012 season, the 6-foot, 190-pound Frey played in all 16 games last year with six starts at nickel cornerback.
This season he played in three games with one start, and has 58 tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the 19 NFL games he’s played in.
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Lane should go back to his supplier and get his money back – he definitely didn’t exhibit the performance enhancement that we all expected. It would have been nice if he blocked a few times for Glennon while the QB was killed by the Ravens last weekend – maybe that’s Arroyo’s fault for not adapting to what the Ravens were showing……
Lane makes one surprise play and is never heard from again. I thought he caught the ball well during Training Camp but that too disappeared. Maybe it’s just because I’m old school, but I think a 250+ fullback is that guy you turn to on third and short. Like some guy we used to have wearing # 40. Now on third and short we throw a pass one yard short of the first down and punt. Not too deep nowadays.
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