Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has said they were going to give RBs LeGarrette Blount and Kregg Lumpkin a hard look this week, and potentially use Lumpkin in a dual-role (fullback/tailback), depending on FB Earnest Graham's injured hamstring.
Lumpkin said he's had a lot of reps at fullback during practice, and is excited for the potential opportunity. Since getting claimed off waivers Sept. 5, Lumpkin has been active for just two Bucs games, with no carries.
"You've just got to be an all-around back, that's what I'm trying to be," Lumpkin said. "When my number is called, I'll be ready."
Lumpkin said he played fullback before he started as a tailback, but hasn't played the position in the NFL nor at the University of Georgia. He's still trying to catch up on all the Bucs terminology, but has impressed coaches.
"He's an intelligent player, he's got quickness," Olson said. "He's shown some good speed out there."