"It's going to be a fight until the end, and we've just got to make sure we're in the fight," coach John Harbaugh said. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
The Ravens have activated veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody from the reserve-physically unable to perform list and cut tight end Phillip Supernaw to create a roster spot for him.
The team also promoted undrafted rookie cornerback Tramain Jacobs from the practice squad to the active roster after cutting cornerback Chykie Brown. Brown allowed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown during a 43-23 loss Sunday night.
Cody underwent offseason surgery to repair the labrum on his right hip. He had surgery on his left hip the previous year, along with an elbow procedure.
Cody has gotten into much better shape, losing a considerable amount of weight to get down to roughly 330 pounds.
Under NFL rules, the Ravens had until this week to activate Cody or he would have remained on the reserve list for the remainder of the season.
A 2010 second-round draft pick from Alabama, Cody was a consensus All-American in college. He has 87 career tackles in four NFL seasons with no sacks or forced fumbles.
Jacobs went undrafted out of Texas A&M in May and was signed to a three-year contract that includes a $4,500 signing bonus. He chose the Ravens after considering the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints.
Jacobs had 55 tackles, 13 pass deflections and two interceptions during two seasons at Texas A&M after the Louisiana native transferred from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
At 5 feet 11, 182 pounds, Jacobs ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout, where he also had a 32 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 9-6 broad jump.
Supernaw caught one pass in the Ravens' loss Sunday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's eligible to rejoin the practice squad.