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Schmuck: Zachary Orr wants to come out of retirement, but NFL should not let him

Schmuck: Zachary Orr wants to come out of retirement, but NFL should not let him

It’s possible – and maybe even likely – that Zachary Orr can resume his NFL career and still lead a long and happy life, but it’s not worth the risk to his long-term health and the Ravens would be wise to stay out of the picture.

From all indications, that’s what they’ll do in the wake of the surprising revelation Wednesday that Orr intends to continue playing pro football in spite of a spinal abnormality that makes him vulnerable to a catastrophic injury.

The congenital problem was discovered during an imaging test late last year and Orr announced a very premature retirement after only three seasons in the NFL. He acknowledged at the time that part of the reason he was ending...

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