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Ravens' Upshaw cutting weight

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12:00 PM ET 07.19 | Baltimore Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh called out young linebacker Courtney Upshaw this offseason for being out of shape. Upshaw was reportedly nearing the 300-pound range, when Harbaugh decided to speak up. Apparently, someone was listening. Upshaw hired a personal trainer for the offseason and he has been putting in the hard work. If you believe the words that are being said about Upshaw's physique now, Harbaugh will be pleasantly surprised when the linebacker reports for training camp. Upshaw's trainer says the young Raven is down to the 275-pound range.

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July 19, 2013  11:47 PM ET

I realize I don't always follow all the nuances of modern day defenses, but a 275 lb. linebacker? Who exactly do they think this guy is going to be able to contain going from sideline to sideline?

July 20, 2013  12:06 AM ET
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I realize I don't always follow all the nuances of modern day defenses, but a 275 lb. linebacker? Who exactly do they think this guy is going to be able to contain going from sideline to sideline?

He's not a traditional linebacker, and in truth he plays more defensive end than anything else. Sort of a hybrid DE/OLB pass rush specialist.

July 20, 2013  12:32 AM ET

Should be interesting to see what the Ravens can do after their garage sale this offseason.

July 20, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Just a miscommunication on Upshaw's part. He thought LB stood for pound, did not realize it was a position.

July 20, 2013  11:36 AM ET

Levon Kirkland wannabe.

 
July 21, 2013  11:43 AM ET

He just ate a couple extra slices of cake at the super bowl party.

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