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By Dan Parr

Day One of Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala., is complete, and one of the massive side stories to Tim Tebow's rough first day of practice was the scale-tipping performance by Alabama NT Terrence Cody. He weighed in at 370 pounds.

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, who is coaching Cody this week on the South team, could be in the market for a nose tackle this year. Miami's top player at the position for the past couple years, Jason Ferguson, is 35 and coming off a torn quadriceps. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in March, and is listed at 310 pounds.

But Cody might be a little too big for Sparano's liking at the moment. He met with the media Monday night and was asked if Cody would need to lose weight to make it in the NFL.

"I play in a division where there's some pretty heavy people across the ball," Sparano said. "I would say that it's not for me to say what some of the other teams might consider too heavy or not too heavy and I think that when a team gets him into their system they'll make that evaluation one way or the other.

"I would say that he would have to lose a few for me."

Cody showed off his power in one-on-one drills during practice. He wasn't exactly quick off the ball, but some O-linemen just couldn't keep him from pushing them into the backfield.

"Just watching (Cody) right now, he's a pretty unique guy," Sparano said. "I only had the opportunity to be out there with him for about an hour and a half today, but you watch him on tape and you see him play and then you see him in person. He's a big strong guy obviously, so he's pretty unique."

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