December 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Erik Lorig (41) runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 2 Injury Report: Erik Lorig Likely to Return, Carl Nicks Questionable

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Heading into Week 2, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look somewhat healthier than they did heading into a Week 1 loss against the New York Jets. And the most important designation on the injury report is for one of the unsung heroes for the Bucs’ offense.

Fullback Erik Lorig was listed as probable for this week’s game against the New Orleans Saints on the Bucs’ Friday injury report. Here’s the whole list, courtesy of 620 WDAE’s Tom Krasniqi.

The loss of Adams brings down the depth of the defensive backfield to an all-time low, meaning that the Buccaneers will likely make a roster move ahead of Sunday’s game to shore up the position. Deveron Carr is on the practice squad and could be added to the active roster, and the Buccaneers could consider letting go of newly re-signed fullback Spencer Larsen if Erik Lorig is confirmed to be healthy for the game.

Adrian Clayborn took some time out from practice after hurting his hip earlier in the week, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to miss Sunday’s game as a result.

And Carl Nicks remains a question mark, and I would bet he’s unlikely to play against his former team. Nicks just began doing football activities again this week, meaning he’s certainly not in game shape. The last thing the Buccaneers need is a less-than-prepared Carl Nicks injuring himself against the Saints, when another week of practicing and conditioning would make him less likely to wind up on the injured list again.

We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any other injury news and developments as the game draws closer.

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