NFL players facing weight-related health risks in retirement is on today’s cover


Being a lineman in the NFL usually carries a lot of weight — often in excess of 300 pounds. But what happens to players after they retire and are no longer as active? Some continue to pack on the pounds and face health problems, while others decide it’s time to drop the weight. What’s the NFL doing to support a shift toward wellness?

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Samantha Dean is a lover of books, random facts and inside jokes. A University of Florida grad, she has worked as a copy editor at The Wall Street Journal, The Dow Jones Newswires and Mashable. You can contact her at Samantha.Dean@washpost.com. Got any strong feelings about the Oxford comma?

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