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Bucs Add Versatile FB/RB Pryor to Backfield

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Tampa Bay's varying but productive running back corps welcomed another new member Tuesday in former Seminole and Jaguar Lonnie Pryor, who can play fullback and tailback and was a goal-line threat at FSU

Considering the star-making prowess of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield, Lonnie Pryor had to appreciate the call he got on Monday night.  Getting a significant NFL promotion while staying in his home state didn't hurt, either.

On Tuesday, the Buccaneers signed Pryor, a rookie fullback/running back out of Florida State, off of the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad and onto Tampa Bay's active roster.  A spot was open on the Buccaneers' 53-man roster after veteran cornerback Michael Adams was placed on injured reserve on Monday.

-- QB Mike Glennon produced the top single-game completion percentage in the NFL this season on Sunday
The 6-0, 230-pound Pryor can play tailback and fullback, adding versatility to a Buccaneers backfield that has undergone significant change since the start of the season without losing productivity.  Four Tampa Bay running backs have been placed on injured reserve, including original starter Doug Martin and his initial replacement, Mike James.

The Bucs now have seven running backs – including tailbacks and fullbacks – on the roster, and four of them have been added since the start of the season: Pryor, Bobby Rainey, Michael Hill and Spencer Larsen.  Martin, James and Rainey have all posted 100-yard rushing games this year, the first time three different Buccaneer backs have done in the same season.

Pryor joined the Jaguars in May as an undrafted free agent.  He was waived during the final roster cuts before the start of the regular season and has been on Jacksonville's practice squad since.  During the 2013 preseason, Pryor ran seven times for two yards and added two receptions for 13 yards.

Pryor was a mainstay in Florida State's offense for four years, primarily serving as a lead blocker but also carrying the ball 124 times for 718 yards and catching 41 passes for 379 yards and five scores.  He was a valuable goal-line weapon for the Seminoles, scoring 18 rushing touchdowns, or roughly one for every seven times he took a handoff.  In 2012, his blocking was a key element in an FSU running game that averaged 205.9 yards per game and a team-record 40 touchdowns on the season.

Pryor hails from Okeechobee, Florida and will wear number 45 with the Buccaneers.