Inside linebacker Jameel McClain has a spinal cord contusion, Head Coach John Harbaugh announced Monday afternoon.
McClain injured his neck trying to tackle Redskins running back Alfred Morris in Week 14. He saw two specialists about his neck this past week.
The fifth-year player, who the Ravens signed to a three-year contract extension this offseason, was third on the team in tackles this season (79). He had started all 13 contests before Sunday’s game against Denver.
Harbaugh indicated that the Ravens may still have to sign another free-agent linebacker to fill McClain’s spot. Inside linebackers Ray Lewis(triceps) and Dannell Ellerbe(ankle) are still out.
Brendon Ayanbadejo and Albert McClellan are the only other two inside linebackers on the active roster. Inside linebackers Nigel Carr and D.J. Bryant are on the practice squad.