Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody tipped the scales at over 400 pounds several years ago when he played for a Mississippi junior college.
Now, the former Alabama consensus All-American is noticeably leaner and has trimmed down to roughly 330 pounds through a renewed commitment to exercise and nutrition.
"My new slim frame, I have changed my body type a lot," said Cody, who remains a massive presence as a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman. "It's good for me in the long run. I'll be able to sustain my energy more and stay on the field more."
Cody was activated from the reserve-physically unable to perform list Tuesday and is now on the active roster heading into Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium.
Following a difficult offseason during which Cody underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his right hip -- one year removed from surgeries on his left hip and elbow -- Cody is finally healthy again.
"Man, it's a blessing," said Cody, a 2010 second-round draft pick who has 87 tackles in four NFL seasons. "I feel like it's been forever now. I'm finally back and ready to get the job done. I've been working hard. Now that hard work is paying off. The coaches like what they see and are impressed. Hopefully, I can get back into that rotation and play some ball."