Lane will not be tendered by the Bucs and thus become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The four-year pro appeared in 25 games over the last two seasons with Tampa, and saw his 2015 campaign cut short by a broken right leg suffered against the Bears in late November. Lane received only three carries last season, which netted 58 yards and a touchdown. He also hauled in one pass for three yards, with his primary value coming as a blocker for tailbacks Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Lane could be a target for a team looking to take a flyer on a lead blocker with some modest pass-catching skills once he demonstrates his leg is back to full health.
The Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have signed fullback Jorvorskie Lane and tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi . Lane, an exclusive-rights free agent, spent the 2014 season with the Buccaneers and appeared in nine games. He had three carries for 58 yards, with one of those going for a 54-yard gain. Lane was a standout power runner at Texas A&M in college. Ogbuehi spent time on the Ravens practice squad in 2014. He's also had stints with the Redskins, Dolphins and Browns. He played college football at Georgia State, where he totaled 47 catches for 581 yards in 28 games.
The Buccaneers plan to sign fullback Jorvorskie Lane to a one-year deal, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Lane signed with Tampa Bay last year, but suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg in November, cutting his 2014 campaign short.
Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg Sunday and will be out for the remainder of the season, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Lane will have surgery Tuesday and be placed on injured reserve. In nine games, Lane has three rushing attempts for 58 yards.
The Buccaneers backup running backs did little Week 12 against the Bears. Charles Sims got the most work, gaining 22 yards on six carries. He also caught two passes for 11 receiving yards. Bobby Rainey received just one carry, gaining 3 yards. He was a much bigger threat in the passing game, picking up three receptions for 18 yards. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane carried the ball one time for 2 yards. They'll take on the Bengals Week 13.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|7||10/23||@San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|11||11/20||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|13||12/04||@San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|14||12/11||New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|16||12/24||@New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|