The Ravens’ pass rush has taken another hit as outside linebacker Pernell McPhee exited Sunday’s game in Seattle with an arm injury and did not return.
After the game, Head Coach John Harbaugh said he did not have an update on McPhee’s condition.
McPhee left early, though it’s unclear how the injury happened.
McPhee entered the game with the second-most sacks of any Raven (three) and has been the unit’s top edge setter. The physical linebacker has helped bring an old-school mentality to the unit that lost Terrell Suggs this offseason.
In his place, rookie third-round linebacker Jaylon Ferguson saw a lot more action and made his presence felt. It was his best game yet.
He drove a blocker into the backfield to stop wide receiver Tyler Lockett for a loss on one play. His pressure on Russell Wilson on a key fourth-quarter third down forced the quarterback to throw incomplete.
“Jaylen played really well. I thought he set the edge really well, got pressure,” Harbaugh said.
“It was a different kind of pass rush game. Matt Judon deserves a lot of credit. The defensive tackles deserve a lot of credit. [Wilson] got out a number of times, but it wasn’t because we were rushing past him or not being disciplined. I thought Jaylen and those outside linebackers did a real nice job.”