McPhee is a 6-foot-3, 280-pounder who dipped to 1 1/2 sacks last season after finishing second on the defense with six sacks as a rookie two years ago. McPhee is on the mend from offseason groin surgery, playing through the injury last season after undergoing a pair of arthroscopic knee surgeries last year.
"We’re kind of a hybrid, 4-3, 3-4 team, so we’re going to emphasize Pernell a little bit more at outside linebacker in Terrell Suggs’ spot and see how he does out there," Ravens coach
McPhee was limited to 21 tackles in 12 games with six starts last season.
“I think he’s a good player, and I think he’s going to help us whether he plays defensive end, defensive tackle or rush linebacker,” Ravens assistant general manager
Meanwhile, the Ravens are pleased so far with defensive tackle
"Bryan has done a great job," Harbaugh said. "He's already lost 20 or so pounds. He looks really good. He he played linebacker in high school, and he's excited about it."
An all-state linebacker growing up in Paducah, Ky., before becoming an All-
Listed at 6 feet, 291 pounds last season, Hall is diligently exercising and dieting and says he's down to roughly 275 pounds.
"I keep chopping weight and working hard and preparing myself," Hall recently told The Baltimore Sun. "One of the biggest things is special teams. Me being at this weight opens up more opportunities there. I just want to do whatever to help this team. This team is incredible. ..
"The more things you can do to help the team, the better off you are. It's a dream come true. In high school, if you had told me I'm going to play linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, I would have said, 'That's crazy,' and now it's happening. I'm blessed."