After recovering from injury, bulked-up Jeremy Jarmon readjusts to football
There are plenty of things NFL players tire of during a seemingly endless offseason. But for Redskins defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon, it wasn't the typical complaint of endless weightlifting or conditioning -- it was the food.
"It got to the point where I didn't enjoy eating," Jarmon said.
Jarmon was originally expected to play outside linebacker in the Redskins' new 3-4 defensive scheme. Later in the offseason, however, the team asked him to bulk up and play on the line.
Jarmon was listed at 278 pounds when the Redskins selected him in the third round of the supplemental draft last July, but said he was up nearly 20 pounds for training camp this year.
"It's going well, getting used to carrying my new weight," Jarmon said. "I'm up to 295 [pounds] now so just got to get used to that. It's the heaviest I've ever played at, it's going to help me, and I'm just trying to do whatever I can to help my team."
Entering his rookie season, it was initially believed that it would take time before Jarmon would have a chance to contribute. Instead, he saw time from the start of the season and finished the year with nine tackles, eight solo, and one forced fumble in 11 games.
Jarmon tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Nov. 29 against Philadelphia and was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2009 season. After undergoing surgery and missing all of the offseason workouts, Jarmon said his knee feels one hundred percent recovered and it is now a matter of getting readjusted to football.
"I've been out of the game for seven months," Jarmon said on Friday. "Any time you step away from something you just kind of got to re-introduce yourself to it again. [I] made a big improvement from yesterday to today, keep getting better, the game is starting to slow down for me slowly again."
July 31, 2010; 4:21 PM ET
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