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Monday, February 24, 2014
Ravens free-agent rankings: No. 10

By Jamison Hensley

Let's continue the ranking of the Baltimore Ravens' 13 unrestricted free agents:

No. 10: TERRENCE CODY

Position: Nose tackle

The good: Unlike linebacker Sergio Kindle, who was taken 14 spots before Cody in the 2010 draft, Cody wasn't a complete bust. He started every game in 2011 and finished with 21 starts in four seasons. His biggest contribution was flattening the Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles, forcing a fumble and knocking the speedy running back out of a 2010 AFC wild-card game.

The bad: His four seasons with the Ravens were disappointing. When they selected Cody in the second round, the Ravens envisioned him as the long-term replacement for Kelly Gregg. Instead, in 2012, Cody lost his starting job to Ma'ake Kemoeatu, who had been out of football for a year. Last season, he missed four games with a knee injury. His final regular-season stats: 87 tackles, no sacks, two passes defensed, no forced fumbles and no fumble recoveries.

The bottom line: The Ravens will only bring him back if they feel they need experienced depth on the interior of the defensive line. Brandon Williams, a third-round pick in 2013, should see an increase in playing time at nose tackle in his second season. For that reason, the odds are against Cody returning.