LB - BAL
Week 8 Outlook
LB Pernell McPhee has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
McPhee started his career in Baltimore in 2011 as a fifth-round draft choice out of Mississippi State. He played four very productive years there before joining the Bears in 2015. He returned to the Ravens in 2019, only playing seven games due to injury, but will be back in 2020, seemingly healthy and ready to roll on a stout defensive front seven. In his nine-year career, McPhee has totaled 212 tackles and 34 sacks.
Linebacker Pernell McPhee finished Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers with three tackles, all solo, and a sack.
Even though McPhee didn't have many tackle opportunities, he was able to contribute with a sack on Aaron Rodgers. McPhee is worth a roster spot in deep IDP leagues as he is on the field a ton for the Bears defense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bears are keeping OLB Darnell McPhee on the PUP list to start the season.
The Bears defense could be good, if they were ever healthy at the same time. When on the field, McPhee has been one of the better linebackers in the game, particularly when it comes to pass rushing. The PUP designation means that he cannot play in the first six games of the season. He was apparently close to returning, so he should be good to go once his six games is up. The Bears are going to struggle if they can't get pressure on Matt Ryan in Week 1.
According to Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson, Head Coach John Fox stated linebacker Pernell McPhee underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery, still no timetable for return. Fox also said it was more of a "clean up" procedure.
McPhee has been sidelined since middle of 2016 season due to knee injuries. His future outlook does not look great as he can't seem to fight off these injuries. Take caution or look elsewhere if drafting in IDP leagues.
Linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) will begin trading camp in the PUP list.
When McPhee played in 2016, he was limited most of the time. He is a solid contributor when healthy, but he has a hard time staying on the field. He is a risky option for IDP leagues due to health history.