Fading fullbacks: Once NFL staple, position keeps declining


              Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham (30) walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, on Oct. 10, 2021, in Minneapolis. In the past two decades the fullback become nearly extinct, as teams grapple with roster limits and salary cap restraints that force general managers to value players that can do a little bit of everything. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
            
              San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk runs against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Oct. 3, 2022. In the past two decades the fullback become nearly extinct, as teams grapple with roster limits and salary cap restraints that force general managers to value players that can do a little bit of everything.
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              Kansas City Chiefs fullback Michael Burton scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 16, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. In the past two decades the fullback become nearly extinct, as teams grapple with roster limits and salary cap restraints that force general managers to value players that can do a little bit of everything. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
Fading fullbacks: Once NFL staple, position keeps declining