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Pernell McPhee | Linebacker

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 280
College: Mississippi State
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Ravens fourth-year OLB Pernell McPhee is enjoying his finest training camp to date.
This was the first offseason McPhee wasn't recovering from a surgery, and it's showing in practice. The Ravens have converted McPhee from defensive end to stand-up outside linebacker. He's hoping to take a leap forward after two down seasons. McPhee finished second on the Ravens with six sacks as a rookie in 2011. He's competing for a reserve role behind Terrell Suggs. Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:56:00 PM

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The Ravens are reportedly converting DL Pernell McPhee to outside linebacker.

It's a bit of an odd switch for a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defender who made his early-career mark as an interior hand-in-the-dirt pass rusher. Perhaps McPhee is just trying to add position flexibility to his resume. The Ravens are set in the starting lineup at rush 'backer with Elvis Dumervil bookending Terrell Suggs.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Ravens DL Pernell McPhee is participating fully in OTAs following offseason groin surgery.

After a terrific, six-sack rookie year, McPhee's sophomore season was ruined as he lost explosion due to double offseason knee surgeries. Despite more playing time, his sack total fell to 1.5. McPhee will return as a situational player behind Chris Canty and Arthur Jones, competing for pass-rush snaps in sub-packages.
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee's rehab is on schedule following groin surgery.

After an impressive six-sack rookie season, McPhee battled through knee, thigh and groin injuries in 2012, limiting him to just 1.5 sacks. The Ravens plan on giving McPhee plenty of looks as a rush linebacker, and hope a return to his rookie playing weight will help regain the burst he seemed to lack last season.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee recently underwent groin surgery, but he's expected to be ready for training camp.

It's been a tough calendar year for McPhee. He had two knee surgeries last offseason, and then battled a thigh injury during the season. It sapped McPhee of the explosion he showed as a rookie in 2011. He was held to just 1.5 sacks in 2012, a year after recording six of them.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Ravens LE Pernell McPhee is trying to shed weight after losing his burst this season.

McPhee bulked up to 290 pounds last offseason, roughly 10 pounds heavier than his 2011 playing weight, and it has sapped him of his quickness. McPhee also underwent two arthroscopic knee surgeries after the season, and that surely hasn't helped. He hasn't played since Week 7 due to knee and thigh issues and has been limited to individual work in practice. After registering six sacks in spot work last year, McPhee entered the season as a starter, but he's posted just a half-sack in seven games.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 08:49:00 PM

Ravens LE Pernell McPhee (thigh, knee) is expected to return for Week 11 at Pittsburgh.

"I feel like I'm ready," said McPhee. "I feel like I'm 100 percent." The first-year starter has been a disappointment as a pass rusher this season after undergoing a pair of arthroscopic knee surgeries in the offseason.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 02:18:00 PM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee (thigh, knee) has been ruled out for Week 10.

This makes two weeks in a row for McPhee, who underwent two arthroscopic surgeries on his right knee prior to training camp. McPhee hasn't been particularly effective this season generating only a half-sack and 16 tackles. Arthur Jones will again get the start in his place.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 09:14:00 AM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee (thigh, knee) has been ruled out for Week 9.

McPhee has been dealing with the injuries over the past two weeks. "I'm just trying to get my knee back right," McPhee said earlier Friday. "I'm pretty banged-up, nicks and bruises." With McPhee sidelined, the Ravens are expected to start Arthur Jones in his place.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 09:15:00 AM

Ravens LE Pernell McPhee says offseason knee surgeries have sapped his explosiveness and closing speed.

"Mentally, I feel great coming back in. Physically, it is what it is. I just have to fight through what I'm fighting through," said McPhee. The second-year lineman underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the 2011 season and then had a second procedure on the right knee just before training camp. He also put on 10 extra pounds, which is likely contributing to his poor campaign. McPhee has just a half-sack after posting six in his rookie season.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 10:49:00 PM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee has reportedly bulked up to 290 pounds.

"It gives me a little thump in the trunk it. I got a little extra power," said McPhee. Coming off a six-sack rookie campaign, he will rotate at tackle and end with Terrell Suggs out. Although he's shown flashes of becoming an impact on-field player, McPhee carries little to no IDP value.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 12:35:00 PM

Ravens DE/DT Pernell McPhee (knee scope) has been medically cleared to practice at training camp.

McPhee passed his physical and should be all systems go from here on out. A 2011 fifth-round pick coming off an impressive six-sack rookie season, McPhee will be among the Ravens' committee of replacements for Terrell Suggs.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 03:36:00 PM

Ravens DE Pernell McPhee is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.

It's unknown when McPhee went under the knife, but he'll supposedly be ready for camp. A 2011 fifth-round pick, McPhee ended up appearing in all 16 games, notching 23 tackles and six sacks as a situational pass rusher. He'll be in for an increased role as Terrell Suggs works his way back from Achilles surgery.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 11:25:00 AM

Rookie DE Pernell McPhee has fast become a favorite of defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who says the fifth-rounder "plays like a Raven."

McPhee had a quarterback hit in Baltimore's preseason opener and has racked up a "smattering of sacks" in camp. "He's soaking everything up, and then he comes out to practice, and he's just going at a thousand miles per hour," Pagano said. "He's nonstop, and he's getting better every day." McPhee's goal as a rookie should be to stay active on game days as a No. 4 end.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 08:34:00 PM

Ravens signed No. 165 overall pick DE Pernell McPhee to a four-year, $2.18 million contract.

All SEC the past two years at Mississippi State, McPhee will start his career as a defensive end in Baltimore's 3-4 scheme. The Ravens believe he has the potential to be a versatile pass rusher despite his meager two sacks as a senior.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 11:37:00 AM

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