Fullback Jorvorskie Lane will undergo surgery on his right leg, ending his 2014 season prematurely, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (on Twitter). Lane is the only true fullback on the Bucs’ roster so we could see a corresponding move shortly.
Lane was hit with a two-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances last month. He only just returned to the Bucs’ active roster on November 3rd, so he really hasn’t had much of a season. Backup tight end Luke Stocker filled in at fullback after Lane’s injury and has played the position in the past, but Tampa Bay might look to sign a true fullback.