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Pernell McPhee, Jerry Rosburg absent from Sunday's practice

Defensive end who has started in both of team's first two preseason games missing; special teams coordinator dealing with death of mother

By Edward Lee

4:15 PM EDT, August 19, 2012

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Pernell McPhee, who has started at defensive end in both of the Ravens’ first two preseason games, and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, are absent from the team’s practice at Stevenson University’s Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills.

McPhee was sidelined for a good deal of the offseason and a brief portion of training camp after undergoing minor knee surgery, but he was not reported to be dealing with an injury after Friday night’s 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions. Rosburg is attending to personal matters after the death of his mother, according to a team spokesman.

Coach John Harbaugh, a special teams coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles, directed the special-teams portion of practice Sunday.

Tight end Dennis Pitta (broken right hand) and inside linebacker Josh Bynes (cracked vertebrae) did not practice for the 13th straight day. Tight end Ed Dickson (sprained right shoulder) and defensive tackle Ryan McBean (broken left ankle) missed their sixth consecutive day. Offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained calf) also did not participate.

Otherwise, the Ravens are healthy. Wide receivers Torrey Smith (sprained ankle) and Devin Goda (undisclosed) and inside linebacker Darryl Blackstock (groin) returned. Blackstock took part in his first practice since injuring his groin on Aug. 4 at M&T Bank Stadium.