Ravens place veteran OLB Pernell McPhee on Reserve/COVID-19 List
The Baltimore Ravens continued to get pounded by a recent outbreak of COVID-19 within the organization on Tuesday following their Week 11 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Veteran outside linebacker Pernell McPhee is the latest member of the team and coaching staff to test positive, increasing the total to nine.
He became the fifth player to be added to the Reserve/COVID-19 List since Friday and the fourth in the last 24 hours, joining running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins as well as nose tackle Brandon Williams.
McPhee has appeared in all 10 of the Ravens games this season and made eight starts. He has recorded 26 total tackles, including two for loss, two sacks, a pass deflection, and 11 quarterback hits.
The 31-year-old vet is having a resurgent season in the second year of his second stint with the team after injuries derailed his career a bit following his initial departure from the team in 2014. He is one of the most vocal leaders on the team and arguably the best edge setter in the run game on the team.
This latest unfortunate development further casts an even larger shroud of doubt and uncertainty about the team’s ability to field a full team or even play in their primetime matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night.