Posts Tagged ‘Terrence Cody

24
Sep
10

Injury Update In Baltimore

By Jesse Jones

The Baltimore Ravens will look to rebound from a pathetic offensive performance in last week’s loss to Cincy, as they host the Cleveland Browns for the home-opener Sunday at 1.  As they do this, Baltimore will miss some key players, and get back some new ones.

Linebacker Tavares Gooden will miss Sunday’s game and at least next week’s game with a dislocated shoulder, linebackers Darnell Ellerbe and Jason Phillips will look to step their play up and help secure a very talented front seven.

It is unknown if Derrick Mason will play this weekend due to a knee injury.  Mason missed practice Wednesday and was limited in yesterday’s practice, but did practice today with the team.  He is listed as questionable right now.

Now for some good injury news.  Cornerback Lardarius Webb made his much-anticipated return last weekend, and played very solid.  There is a chance he can start this week, but he might be the nickle for the second straight week.  Also, the Ravens’ second draft pick, Terrence Cody, is expected to make his season debut this weekend.  Cody has been out for the first two games after having a knee scope performed during preseason.

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31
Aug
10

Ravens Get Down To 75, Cody Has Surgery

By Jesse Jones

Today was the deadline for all 32 NFL teams to get down to the 75-man roster entering the final preseason game of the year.  After that, it’s down to 53 players.

Heading into Monday, the the team had an 80-man roster, and got it down to 77.  The team waived Doug Dutch who was acquired from the Redskins for John Beck.  They also placed center Daniel Sanders and defensive back Marcus Paschal on Injured Reserve.  Today, the team put linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and running back Matt Lawrence on the Reserve Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.  By placing the two on the Reserve PUP, this allows the Ravens to get down to 75 players, and allows Ayanbadejo and Lawrence to return after six weeks.

The deadline for the final 53-man roster is Saturday.

In other news, defensive lineman Terrence Cody underwent surgery today to repair a torn lateral meniscus.  He is expected to be out for two weeks, and is not ruled out for the season opener Monday September 13.

25
Aug
10

Update From Westminster

By Jesse Jones

The Baltimore Ravens offensive line has been mixed up and switched around this preseason due, in large part, to the injury of Jared Gaither.

Gaither has been suffering from frequent back spasms and has had to sit out much of this summer.  But when asked when Gaither would be ready to come back and play, coach John Harbaugh said that they hope Gaither will be able to play by week one and he should only be a few more weeks away.

Gaither’s replacement, Oniel Cousins, had to sit out Saturday against the Redskins due to a concussion.  Harbaugh said that they are aiming for Cousins to be able to play this Saturday against the New York Giants.

On the defensive line, Terrence Cody has been dealing with a swollen bursa sac in his left knee.  He’s missed several practices recently and it is unknown whether or not he will play this weekend.  However, this will not require surgery, but it will need to be monitored frequently.

25
Apr
10

Baltimore Ravens Draft Recap

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By Jesse Jones

Dez Bryant. That’s the player everybody believed the Baltimore Ravens would draft when it was their turn in the first round. However, the Dallas Cowboys traded up to the 24 spot, right before the Ravens at 25, and took Bryant. Kyle Wilson was to be the Ravens pick no doubt, right? Wrong. Ozzie Newsome and the rest of the organization traded the 25th pick to the Denver Broncos for three picks, 43, 70, and 114, which boosted their original total of 5 picks to 7. Eric DeCosta, Director of Player Personal had this to say on the trade, “Draft picks are like currency, and we have more money now to play with tomorrow.”

So with that extra currency, what would the Ravens do?

With the 43rd pick, Baltimore took outside linebacker Sergio Kindle from Texas.  Kindle is a Terrell Suggs type player that can get to the quarterback easy, as he sacked the quarterback 16 times over the past two seasons.  Ray Lewis called out the pick.  Then, with the 70th pick, the Ravens drafted defensive tackle Terrence Cody, aka ‘Mount Cody’ from Alabama.  Cody stands at 6′ 3″, 354 pounds.  Cody will be able to fill up the hole left by Dwan Edwards, and will be a great fit next to Haloti Ngata.  By the way, both players, Kindle and Cody, were regarded as first round talents.

In the third round, Baltimore filled a hole at tight end, by drafting Ed Dickson out of Oregon.  Dickson is 6′ 4” and caught 42 balls for 551 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year.  Dickson will be the backup to tight end.  In the fourth round, the Ravens weren’t done with tight ends.  They drafted Dennis Pitta out of BYU.  In 2009, Pitta caught 62 passes for 829 yards and 8 touchdowns.  By drafting two tight ends, does this mean that Todd Heaps’ days are limited?

In the fifth round, Ozzie Newsome stayed with offense, as he drafted receiver David Reed out of Utah.  Reed ranked 15th in the nation in receiving yards per game with 91.4.  Reed is expected to become a very good slot receiver, and with Donte’ Stallworth and Mark Clayton believed to be the 3 and 4 receivers, does Reed bring competition for Clayton for the 4th receiver spot?

The last two picks that the Ravens had were in the 5th and 6th rounds.  With the 157 pick, Baltimore drafted defensive tackle Arthur Jones out of Syracuse.  In 2008 Jones, 6-foot-3, 301-pounds, posted 60 tackles, including 13 for a loss.  His senior year was cut short because of an injury in his knee.  The Ravens last pick was offensive tackle Ramon Harewood out of Morehouse.  Harewood has a huge frame at 6’7” and 360 pounds, but will need a lot of work on his technique before he sees any meaningful time.

Baltimore and Ozzie Newsome filled every hole except the secondary.  Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb are recovering from knee injuries, and at times the secondary gave up big plays to opposing offenses.  However, with the additions of the two tight ends and Reed at WR, and Boldin and Stallworth coming in during the offseason, Flacco has plenty of weapons, that still include Derrick Mason, Ray Rice, and Todd Heap (when healthy).  The defensive line got the missing depth in Cody and Jones, and an outside linebacker that can play on his feet, or with his hands down on the line.  Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Ravens an ‘A’ for their draft, and Todd McShay said that the Ravens hit on every pick.

It’s a very popular phrase around Baltimore whenever it comes to the draft, and it can definitely be said again.  “In Ozzie we trust.”




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