It was a modest return for Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee.
Out of the lineup for the previous four games due to right knee and thigh injuries, McPhee was back on the field for the Ravens' 23-20 loss last Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The coaching staff rationed out his playing time gradually behind left end Arthur Jones, who has three sacks in the past two games. McPhee was limited to 13 snaps, contributing one tackle.
Since he didn't suffer a setback against Pittsburgh, McPhee, who underwent two arthroscopic knee surgeries prior to training camp, is preparing for a bigger workload going forward as the Ravens head into Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
"I'm ready for more," said McPhee, who's been limited to 17 tackles and a half-sack after recording six sacks last season as a rookie. "I'm ready to go out and compete. That's the only thing I want to do. I didn't really pay attention to how I graded out because of the loss. I just wanted to get through it and get prepared for this game. I looked at the mistakes we made as a team. Whatever they need from me, I'm ready."
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