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Cheese Curds, 5/12: James Looney transitions to tight end with help from Graham, Lewis

James Looney talks about how he’s transitioning to a new position with the help of some veteran players.

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Talking about how much weight players gained or lost is a training camp staple. Every year, a player will declare himself to be in the best shape of his life because of a new offseason routine, whether it’s dropping carbs or starting a new workout or some other fitness-related decision.

With no sports going on, all the fitness talk is getting bumped up a bit. We’ve already heard about Jordan Love’s workout, and now James Looney, the Packers’ defensive lineman turned tight end, is spilling the beans about how a new focus on fitness is helping him move to a new position.

Looney lost about 30 pounds in the move from defense to offense, and he credits Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis for guidance on taking care of his body. “Those guys got it down pat,” he told Sports Illustrated. “I’m really thankful I had both of them in the room.”

Making a position switch in your third season is a bit of a desperation move, but Looney seems to at least have his approach nailed down.

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