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Draft Scout Courtney Upshaw News
06/06/14 - LB Courtney Upshaw is no longer 295 pounds, the weight he carried around last spring while sluggishly struggling through practice sessions. Although Upshaw isn't that big this year, he acknowledged that he's still heavier than desired.
Upshaw got down to 272 pounds for last season, but is clearly bigger than that right now.
"I'm feeling good, I'm still working," Upshaw told The Baltimore Sun. "The weight ain't where it needs to be, where I want it to be. It's a grind.
"That's why you might see me in long sleeves and be like, 'Courtney, it's hot out here. Why are you in long sleeves?' I'm working, man, the cardio, getting it in. It's a whole new mindset. I'm doing the right things."
Ravens coach John Harbaugh identified progress in Upshaw, especially compared to last year when he was struggling to move around the practice field. This year, Upshaw's mobility appears normal.
"He looks like he's in really good shape," Harbaugh said of Upshaw. "We'll start monitoring the weight a little bit more closely. He's in the ballpark. It's not like he's out of shape weight-wise. He's close. No problem getting through practice, he looks good. We're happy with him."
Unlike a year ago when personal issues had him spending a significant amount of time away from the team back in Alabama, Upshaw has been a regular at the Ravens' offseason training program this spring.
"I feel good, man," Upshaw said. "I'm just honestly at a different level with my mindset going into the season. I'm trying to do things differently than what I used to. I was able to be here more than my second year here and not come in too much overweight. It's always going to be a grind because I can gain weight faster than I lose it."
10/18/13 - LB Courtney Upshaw (foot) was limited Friday and listed as questionable.
10/17/13 - LB Courtney Upshaw (foot) was limited.
06/07/13 - OLB Courtney Upshaw to get in better shape and improve his diet.
Upshaw, in his second year, acknowledged that he's up to 285 pounds after getting below 270 pounds last season. He initially failed the conditioning test during his first NFL training camp as a rookie.
He's clearly overweight.
"Courtney's weight issue -- he does need to lose some pounds -- is that he doesn't eat right," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Courtney eats too much and he doesn't eat all of the right foods. He knows that and that's something he's going to have to get a handle on or he's not going to be the best that he can be."
Upshaw is noticeably heavier, particularly through his midsection and lower body. He attributed his weight gain to dealing with undisclosed personal issues.
"My offseason has been kind of hectic," Upshaw said. "I had a personal issue where I had to handle that. Right now, I'm trying to get back into football shape. I was back and forth between Alabama and Baltimore, just real personal issues that I had to handle. Just trying to drop a couple pounds and get ready for the season."
11/13/12 - OLB Courtney Upshaw had four tackles, one for a loss and one pass deflection. For the season, Upshaw now has 36 tackles and one fumble recovery.