The Ravens finally gave up on injury-ravaged linebacker Dan Cody, releasing him on the same day they reacquired defensive lineman Marques Douglas from Tampa Bay for a late-round draft pick in 2009 and a conditional pick in 2010.
It's a sad conclusion for Cody, who came to the team with great promise as a second-round pick in 2005, but suffered a series of debiliitating injuries that limited him to just a handful of plays over three seasons. He ended his Ravens career by playing 10 snaps at the end of Saturday night's preseason loss to the Rams.
Cody (right) suffered a sprained anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during his first year with the team and a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2006. Last year, he proved to be both fragile and snake-bitten, tearing cartilage in his right knee and a suffering a foot injury in a charity run.
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