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.