BALTIMORE (BaltimoreRavens.com) - Bryan Hall walked out of the Under Armour Performance Center with a spinach smoothie in each hand.
Usually able to eat whatever he wants as an undersized defensive tackle, Hall's life is different now.
The Ravens reserve lineman, who signed his one-year exclusive rights free agent tender Friday morning, is making a switch to inside linebacker this offseason. He's lost 23 pounds over the past three weeks.
Head Coach John Harbaugh texted Hall a few weeks ago to tell him they would like to get a look at him at linebacker, and asked for Hall's thoughts.
"I was like, ‘Oh man, it's whatever Coach. I'm a football player first. I'm down for it,'" Hall told BaltimoreRavens.com.
For Hall, it's likely a better avenue toward making the 53-man roster. With the additions of Chris Canty and Marcus Spears on the defensive line, it was a very crowded position. But with the losses of Ray Lewis, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Dannell Ellerbe, inside linebacker is somewhat thin.