The news coming out of Day 1 of Senior Bowl activities wasn’t necessarily good for former Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody.
At issue is his famously high weight. And it’s higher than previously thought.
Cody checked in at 370 pounds Monday in Mobile in a weigh-in that could prove costly for the All-American.
Photos of the shirtless Cody stepping onto the scales in front of an auditorium full of scouts, reporters and cameras stirred memories of another ex-Alabama lineman, Andre Smith’s 40-yard dash sans shirt last year.
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Cody’s new weight is 16 pounds heavier than the 354 he reported to be during the 2009 season.
The 370 is still well below the 400-plus he topped out at in junior college, but it can’t impress NFL scouts if his weight is going the wrong direction.
“It hurts,” NFL network draft analyst Mike Mayock told the Mobile Press-Register. “And it a wasn’t clean 370.”
According to weigh-in results posted on nationalpost.com, the only Tide player who came in at his roster weight was cornerback Javier Arenas (195). Offensive lineman Mike Johnson was three pounds heavier at 306 while a few were lighter.
Kicker Leigh Tiffin was listed at 212 on the Alabama roster but weighed-in at 198 pounds Monday. Tight end Colin Peek went from 255 pounds to 250 by Monday.
Senior Bowl adds Upchurch
Alabama got a sixth representative in Mobile late Sunday when running back Roy Upchurch was added to the South roster.
As the third-string running back on the 2009 roster, Upchurch ran for 299 yards on 48 carries. He also chipped in with three tackles in the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship win over Texas.
Upchurch was in Huntsville on Sunday afternoon signing autographs before heading to Mobile for the beginning of practices Monday. He weighed in at 210 pounds — five pounds heavier than his listed weight in 2009.
The Senior Bowl game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday in Ladd-Pebbles Stadium and will be televised on the NFL Network.