The Baltimore Ravens have announced that they have officially re-signed big defensive tackle Terrence Cody to a one-year deal, and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun adds that the nose tackle stated he “feels as health as he’s ever been”. That’s good news for him and the Ravens organization, because this one-year deal is another chance for Cody to prove that he belongs on the roster for another year. He’ll have to fight for his spot in training camp, and the Ravens always have excellent talent and challengers in the front seven that make these roster battles an incredibly intense affair.
Cody is just 25, but the Alabama product known as “Mount” for his massive frame will have to turn on the jets this year, because he hasn’t been productive over his career. Despite his size, Cody hasn’t been stout enough against the run, and he leaves plenty to be desired as an anchor when defending the pass. That said, he isn’t bereft of talent, and I think he’ll stick around for another year on the 53-man roster.
Last season, Cody recorded 15 tackles after recording 34 and 25 tackles in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Again, his roster spot is far from a guarantee, and I only tentatively expect him to stick around. That said, the Ravens have always had interested in bringing him back for another year, but that might have more to do with their need for depth at the nose.