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Cody steps in as Ravens' starting nose guard

Cody steps in as Ravens' starting nose guard

Longtime run stopper Kelly Gregg is officially gone and Terrence Cody is undeniably the man in the middle, latest in a line of nose guards who play traffic cop for the Ravens.

Built more like the massive Tony Siragusa than the shorter Gregg, Cody had an uneven rookie season: He arrived overweight, quickly suffered a knee injury that required surgery and spent the first month of the regular season trying to work that big body into shape.

Once he got on the field, however, he began to show why he was a steal late in the second round of the 2010 draft. There was a five-tackle game in Atlanta, a four-tackle game against Cincinnati, and, in the playoffs, he delivered his coup de...