Former Alabama player flunks conditioning test

Former Alabama Crimson Tide football player Terrence Cody was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list by the Baltimore Ravens as training camp practice begins.

From the AP: Baltimore Ravens second-round draft pick Terrence Cody failed his conditioning test Tuesday and was not permitted to participate in the team’s first training camp practice.

The 360-pound defensive tackle out of Alabama signed a three-year contract Monday and arrived at McDaniel College eager to launch his NFL career. But after flunking his physical, he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP).

“Part of our process is everybody’s got to pass the conditioning test to be sure they’re ready to compete,” coach John Harbaugh said after Tuesday’s practice. “It’s going to be hot out here, our practices are fast. We’ve got to be sure guys are physically ready to practice at the pace we’re practicing at.

“So, when he passes the conditioning test, he’ll practice.” (Read the entire AP report embedded below.)