In the process of remaking their backfield, the Saints went out and stole a player from a division rival.
The team announced they had signed Buccaneers free agent fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal.
Lorig didn’t carry the ball last year, but he had 11 receptions for the Bucs. And he gives the Saints something they lack, since there were no experienced fullbacks on the roster after they declined to tender restricted free agent Jed Collins a deal.
The Saints have traded Darren Sproles, but kept Pierre Thomas with a contract extension, and the 250-pound Lorig gives them a different dimension in the backfield.