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C.J. Mosley might be limited in offseason workouts

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- With a cast protecting his surgically repaired left wrist, Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley said he is unsure what he'll be able to do in offseason workouts this spring.

"I'm going to do everything I can. I don't know how much physically I can do," Mosley said. "I'm definitely going to be out on the field."

Mosley, the first Ravens rookie to reach the Pro Bowl, first appeared on the injury report with a wrist issue heading into the Week 14 game at Miami, but he never missed practice because of the injury. He is unable to do any lifting in the Ravens' offseason workout program, which started Monday.

"Everything is progressing," Mosley said. "So I haven't had any major setbacks so far."

Mosley, the No. 17 overall pick in last year's draft, was the only player in the NFL with at least 125 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions in 2014. He finished as the leading tackler for a defense that ranked sixth in fewest-points allowed.

It was nearly a perfect rookie season except for the fact that he finished second to St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

"At the end of the day, as far as accolades, I wanted that award. Aaron Donald, he earned it," Mosley said. "We went against each other for three awards coming out of college, and he got all three of them. One day, I'll beat up for an award."

Mosley wants to use this offseason to get stronger, which he'll be able to do when the cast comes off. He also wants to expand his knowledge.

"There are still a lot of things to learn as far as a young defensive player and getting in touch with Daryl Smith more and seeing what helped him progress each year in his long career and can help me out," Mosley said.