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Buccaneers re-sign Jorvorskie Lane

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Update: The Bucs have since officially announced the signing.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing all the veterans, apparently. They just re-signed fullback Jorvorskie Lane to a one-year deal, his agent told Greg Auman. Auman actually reported that that was going to happen three weeks ago, but they finally pulled through -- unless his agent is again mistaken.

Lane looked pretty solid as a blocking tight end last year, but a PED suspension and injuries limited him to just nine games. He's versatile and useful as a pass-catcher, but he'll have a hard time making the roster. The Bucs have a fullback in second-year player Evan Rodriguez, tight end Luke Stocker can play that role as well and did so admirably when Lane was unavailable last year, and tight ends Cameron Brate and recently-signed Matt Vensel can both play that role, too.

Still, it's good to have Lane back. More depth is always a positive. And the Bucs are, of course, signing these players because the offseason will start in just two weeks, beginning with an offseason conditioning program on April 20.