Ravens DE Pernell McPhee practices for the first time
By By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun
Aug 01, 2012 | 3:47 PM
Second-year defensive end Pernell McPhee, who has been sidelined since organized team activities with a knee injury, returned to the practice field on Wednesday, his first full-participation practice of Ravens training camp.
McPhee will compete with third-year player Arthur Jones to replace the departed Cory Redding at defensive end.
Returning to practice after sitting out Tuesday were defensive tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu and wide receiver Tommy Streeter. Newly-signed tight end Billy Bajema, who was with the St. Louis Rams last season, is also at practice.
A half hour into practice, there was no sign of center Matt Birk, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Birk has now missed three straight practices and McKinnie and Ngata have yet to practice.
Also absent were wide receivers Patrick Williams (unknown), David Reed (knee) and Tandon Doss (hamstring); running back Bernard Pierce (hamstring); linebackers Terrell Suggs (Achilles), Courtney Upshaw (arm) and Josh Bynes (undisclosed); offensive tackle Jah Reid (calf); guard Cord Howard (unknown); and tight end Dennis Pitta (hand). Reed and Suggs are on the physical unable to perform list and could remain there throughout training camp.
Wednesday's practice is scheduled to last about 90 minutes.