It's been a tough week for the Baltimore Ravens' rookies.
First, Sergio Kindle fell down two flights of stairs and ended up in the hospital with a fractured skull. And then on Tuesday, just one day after signing a three-year contract, defensive tackle Terrence Cody failed his physical conditioning test.
Cody, a second-round draft pick out of Alabama, has always been a pretty big man. While the Ravens' website has him listed at 349 pounds, the 22-year-old Cody has seen his weight balloon to over 400 pounds in the past.
When the Ravens tested Cody at rookie camp on Tuesday, he failed his conditioning test and was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Despite the fact that Cody won't be able to practice until he gets himself in better shape, Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn't seem too phased by Cody's poor first impression.
"I'm not surprised," Harbaugh said. "Every year, guys struggle with that. Guys learn there is a certain level of expectation in terms of conditions that goes with being an NFL player, especially for this team."
Regardless, it's not a very good first step for Cody who has admitted the reason he fell out of the first round may have been because of concerns over his fluctuating weight and poor level of fitness.
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