4 Ravens players likely playing their final game on Sunday
By Justin Fried
4. Pernell McPhee, OLB, Ravens
In two separate stints, Pernell McPhee has established himself as a well-respected fan favorite. But his time in Baltimore is probably coming to an end very soon.
A fifth-round pick way back in the 2011 NFL Draft, McPhee spent the first four years of his career in Baltimore before departing for close to half a decade.
He made his return in 2019 and has served as a valuable member of the team’s outside linebacker rotation ever since. But if his 2021 role is anything to go off of, it’s clear that the Ravens don’t see him as part of their future plans.
McPhee played just 34 percent of defensive snaps in 2021 and it’s evident that he isn’t the player he used to be. At 33-years-old, the Ravens have squeezed about all they could out of McPhee.
The 11-year NFL veteran has just 14 tackles and one sack in nine games this season as he’s battled injuries. In fact, he hasn’t played in a game since Week 10.
The hope is that he will be able to suit up on Sunday so that he could play one final game with the team he’s spent seven years with. However, after failing to practice on Wednesday that’s far from a guarantee.
If McPhee does play on Sunday, it’s highly likely that it will not only be his final game with the Ravens, but perhaps even of his NFL career.
Here’s to hoping he receives a proper sendoff.