Cody Resurfaces Looking Slim, Fit

Without access to team facilities, outsiders wondered if Cody’s weight would be a concern.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 11:44 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

Since the NFL lockout took place in early March, nobody within the Ravens’ organization had heard from massive defensive tackle Terrence “Mount” Cody.

But when the second-year player showed up for Ben Grubbs’ charity softball game Sunday, he seemed to have his weight in check.

Listed at 349 pounds last year, Cody said he felt that he was keeping himself in check.

“I feel like I’m in pretty good shape. I’ve been training twice a day, and the workouts get harder each week,” Cody told reporters.

Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome tabbed Cody as the 2010 rookie that would most likely break out in 2011, words that the second-round draft pick has taken to heart.

“I heard about that. A couple of people told me about that. I use it as motivation to keep working hard,” said Cody.

Cody casually refused to reveal his actual weigh – which is admittedly difficult to judge on such a giant man – but he moved well playing second base for Grubbs’ players-only team and legged out a single during the game.

The Ravens were hopeful that Cody would continue to focus on staying in shape during the offseason, as the scale has not been a friend in the past.

At last year’s Senior Bowl, Cody checked in at 370 pounds, and his weight has grown past that at times in his career.

Working out with a trainer in Orlando, Fla., Cody said conditioning have been a main focus.

“I haven’t checked myself,” Cody said about his scale reading. “I’m waiting for the season to start so everyone can find out.”

Cody came on strong for the Ravens towards the end of last season.

He posted four tackles in the Ravens’ regular-season finale and forced a game-changing fumble in Baltimore’s playoff win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

It was a positive step forward considering Cody underwent arthroscopic knee surgery prior to the season’s opener to repair his lateral meniscus. The injury kept him off the field and on the injury report for a few games early in the year.

“It’s feeling good,” Cody said. “That’s what I’ve been focusing on, building my strength back up in the knee.”

Cody’s teammates have taken notice of his efforts.

“When Terrence sets his mind to do something, nobody can stop him,” said Grubbs. “I think he’s understands that now and he knows that this is his career, this is how he makes a living.”

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