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Bucs sign free-agent FBs Baker, Lane

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Published:   |   Updated: April 2, 2014 at 06:47 AM

TAMPA — Two weeks after losing Erik Lorig to the division rival Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed 27-year-old free-agent fullbacks Josh Baker and Jorvorskie Lane on Tuesday.

Lorig joined New Orleans as a free agent last month, leaving Tampa Bay seeking dependable lead blockers for running backs Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey.

Baker originally entered the NFL as a free agent with the Jets in 2011 and played three games with New York as a rookie. The 6-foot-3, 244-pound Baker was placed on injured reserve prior to the 2012 season with a knee injury and he was waived by the Jets 14 months ago.

Lane played 16 games with the Dolphins in 2012, rushing for two touchdowns. The former Texas A&M standout, who also played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 2011, was waived by Miami at the end of training camp last summer.

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