Terrence Cody Feeling Stronger In 2012

Terrence Cody lost 65 pounds last offseason, but has been adding muscle this year.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Terrence Cody shed 65 pounds last offseason during the lockout.

Now the Ravens’ nose tackle is bulking back up – this time, in muscle, not fat.

Cody has was a constant figure at the Ravens’ training facility during the team’s voluntary strength and conditioning program, and is one of a handful of returning defensive starters present for organized team activities.

“I feel like I am getting a lot stronger,” Cody said Wednesday afternoon.

“Losing that weight last year kind of made me a little weak because I lost it a little too fast. But working out with [Strength and Conditioning Coach] Bob [Rogucki] and those little ‘Superman’ workouts and stuff, I am feeling good.”

Cody is still listed at 349 pounds, the same weight as last season. But he’s noticeably more toned. He said he’s been working on the little things this offseason and taking care of his body.

Mostly, it’s eating right and just staying in shape through cardio, Cody said.

The 2010 second-round pick became a full-time starter last season. He registered 34 tackles, helping take on blockers and boosting the Ravens’ run defense to second in the NFL at 92.6 rushing yards allowed per game. Cody didn’t register a sack.

With the Ravens losing run-stopping outside linebacker Jarret Johnson and defensive end Cory Redding to free agency, Cody said he feels the need to take his game to another level next season.

He’s hoping to join forces with fellow Alabama product Courtney Upshaw.

“I can tell he can play,” Cody said. “Do you know why? Because he is from ‘Bama – the National Champions.”

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