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Ravens OC Makes Funny Comment About Marshal Yanda Coming Out of Retirement

David Kaestle
Marshal Yanda before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Marshal Yanda before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images
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While being an NFL lineman requires you to maintain a certain physical shape in order to stay competitive in the trenches of pro football, it's understood that is not a healthy body type to maintain long term. That's is a big reason why you see so many linemen work to slim down to a healthy weight after they retire.

Former Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is no different. Following his retirement this offseason, the former offensive lineman has reportedly lost over 60 pounds, and Greg Roman, the Ravens offensive coordinator, has a funny suggestion on what that could mean for Yanda's football future — a move to fullback.

Sure Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement this season after taking a year off, but he also came back to play the same position. With Yanda's new-found body type, could he actually come back and be a successful fullback?

There's just about no chance we actually get to see that play out, but it sure would be a fun theory to test.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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