After some injury-plagued seasons, Pernell McPhee played in the Ravens’ first seven games this season. Unfortunately, the veteran outside linebacker will not participate in the rest of Baltimore’s 2019 campaign.
A triceps tear will shelve McPhee, John Harbaugh said (per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, on Twitter). McPhee re-signed with the Ravens this offseason, returning to the team with which he began his career in 2011.
McPhee battled injuries during his time with the Bears and had not operated as a full-time starter since 2015, his first Chicago campaign. However, the Ravens — after losing Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith this offseason — reinstalled him as a first-stringer. McPhee registered three sacks in seven Ravens games.
The 30-year-old defender signed a one-year deal, so this will be a blow for his 2020 offseason stock. Matt Judon leads the Ravens’ pass rush, but McPhee had played 260 snaps — second-most on the team. This setback will likely mean more work for third-round rookie Jaylon Ferguson, with Tyus Bowser likely also being called upon to pick up the slack.
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