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Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley fully cleared following offseason wrist surgery

Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley signs autographs for fans after practice on the second day of training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley signs autographs for fans after practice on the second day of training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center.(Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

When the Ravens went through their first practice at training camp Thursday, Pro Bowl inside linebacker C.J. Mosley lined up with the first-team defense and wasn't under any physical restrictions.

Mosley is nearly completely recovered from a wrist surgery he underwent this offseason that prevented him from taking part in full-team drills during minicamps. Mosley wore a brace on his surgically repaired left wrist during practice.

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"I got my X-ray done before I came back and the bone is pretty much healed," Mosley told The Baltimore Sun. "I'm getting my strength back. I'm fully cleared for everything."

The Ravens' leading tackler last season after being selected in the first round of the NFL draft, Mosley hurt his wrist in December. The former Alabama All-American and Butkus Award winner led all rookies and the Ravens with 133 tackles last season, ranking seventh among all NFL players. He had three sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

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Mosley played 1,080 snaps, more than any other Raven last season. He was in the game for all but 15 of the Ravens' defensive snaps.

The 2014 first-round draft pick finished second to St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year balloting.

Although he wasn't able to lift as much weight as usual, Mosley said he's maintained his 6-foot-2, 235-pound frame. He spent his summer in Alabama, training in Tuscaloosa and Mobile.

"I'm still the same weight," Mosley said. "I ate right and worked out and did everything I possibly could to work around the wrist injury."

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