Ravens LE Pernell McPhee is trying to shed weight after losing his burst this season.
McPhee bulked up to 290 pounds last offseason, roughly 10 pounds heavier than his 2011 playing weight, and it has sapped him of his quickness. McPhee also underwent two arthroscopic knee surgeries after the season, and that surely hasn't helped. He hasn't played since Week 7 due to knee and thigh issues and has been limited to individual work in practice. After registering six sacks in spot work last year, McPhee entered the season as a starter, but he's posted just a half-sack in seven games.