Redskins tackle eats his way back to the NFL

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Jordan Black is eating his way back into the NFL.

The offensive lineman is making a comeback after spending a year away from the game and losing some weight -- because he thought he was retired.

But a rash of injuries had the Washington Redskins calling. He signed a couple of weeks ago, and on Tuesday he found himself playing first-team left tackle, responsible for protecting Robert Griffin III's blind side.

Black played for three teams over six seasons but couldn't find a club in 2011. His weight dropped to 270, so he's now consuming 7,000 calories per day to get big enough to play in the league once again.