Ravens OLB Courtney Upshaw will be asked to rush the passer more this season following the departure of Pernell McPhee in free agency.
ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley observed that OLB Courtney Upshaw looked even bigger than he did in the spring when he reported to the team overweight.
Ravens OLB Courtney Upshaw reported to the team overweight once again this summer.
The Ravens are using Courtney Upshaw as a starter on early downs, and replacing him with Elvis Dumervil in nickel and dime situations.
Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw is back down to the 275-pound "range."
According to Ravens coach John Harbaugh, LB Courtney Upshaw "eats too much."
Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw blames being out of shape on "personal issues."
Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw admitted Sunday that he is currently 285 pounds and attempting to "work his way back into shape."
The Ravens haven't ruled out the possibility of using Courtney Upshaw at inside linebacker in 2013.
The Ravens are expected to use 2012 second-round pick Courtney Upshaw at outside linebacker on running downs in his second year.
The National Football Post's Dan Pompei reports the Ravens believe OLB Courtney Upshaw is "ready to blossom" as a pass rusher and become a complete player.
Ravens OLB Courtney Upshaw is expected to get more opportunities to rush the passer in his second season.
NFL.com's Albert Breer believes OLB Courtney Upshaw's play as a rookie could make the Ravens more willing to let OLB Paul Kruger walk in free agency.
Rookie OLB Courtney Upshaw started ahead of Paul Kruger in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Patriots.