Fullbacks back en vogue
Low draft numbers aside, position enjoying resurgence as teams strive for toughness
Even before Pittsburgh Steelers 1,000-yard tailback Rashard Mendenhall noted at an organized team activities workout last week that he liked to have a lead blocker ahead of him, the fullback position was making a comeback of sorts in the NFL.
But the preference of Mendenhall -- who told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that "as a running back, you want a fullback" -- is the latest important endorsement of a position that in recent seasons had gone the way of the woolly mammoth.
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