Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 6/25/12
One of the most intriguing position battles at Ravens TC this year will be among the veterans and rookies who are competing for a starting spot in the defensive end rotation.Typically the Ravens keep 5, sometimes 6 DE's on the final roster. The number can vary based on the presence or not of hybrid specialists at defensive tackle or outside rushing linebacker.But I'm betting on 2nd-year veteran Pernell McPhee to rise up and win most of the extra reps in the DE rotation left over after the departure of veteran Cory Redding for greener free agency pastures.Pernell McPhee, 6-3, 280, 2nd season out of Mississippi State, drafted in the 5th round in the 2011 Draft (165th overall)... McPhee had 23 tackles, 6 sacks and a forced fumble in his rookie year for the Ravens.The early indication is that Arthur Jones, McPhee and Ryan McBean will compete to replace last year’s starter Cory Redding, who left during free agency. The key for all three players is showing the ability to defend the run an...
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