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Former Raven may return to Baltimore

May 16, 2019 - 10:30 am

By Austin Medina  

After losing edge rushers Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith in free agency, the Ravens started to gather replacements.

The Ravens drafted Louisiana Tech edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson, who led the nation with 17.5 sacks in 2018.

Multiple reports have shown that Baltimore is still not done adding talent, including a familiar face.

The Ravens drafted McPhee in the 5th round in the 2011 draft. During his four-year stint, McPhee missed just four games and racked up 17 sacks.

When McPhee signed with Chicago in 2015, the move came as no surprise. He had produced his best season with the Ravens, setting career-highs with 7.5 sacks and 26 quarterback hits. Surely McPhee had a big contract coming his way.

Since the move to Chicago, McPhee has endured multiple injuries. Knee and shoulder injuries sent McPhee on the IR, as he has started just 17 games since signing with Chicago in 2015. The Redskins signed McPhee after he was cut by Chicago in 2017. 

Still, the Ravens should bring McPhee in for a workout and check in on his health.

Nearly five years ago, McPhee fit into the Ravens defense perfectly. If his health is improved, the 30-year old can add quality depth to the Ravens defensive line.