Pernell McPhee targets 100% recovery

Ravens' Pernell McPhee looks on during a game with the Eagles on September 16, 2012
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Baltimore Ravens' Pernell McPhee hopes that he will be fully fit for the start of the 2013 NFL season.

Pernell McPhee has said that he is looking forward to being 100% healthy ahead of the start of the 2013 NFL season.

The defensive lineman missed four games last season with a series of injuries, recording just 21 tackles for the Baltimore Ravens.

The 24-year-old told the team's official website: "I just want to dominate. All I could do was just take that, get angry about it, and just bust my butt this off-season and try to get back 100%, and try to dominate.

"Get pissed off. Get angry about it. I'm always going to have a chip on my shoulder, but when I say pissed off and angry, that's how I like to play the game. Last year I couldn't play like that.

"That's where I messed up last year. Mentally I was 100% and I was telling [the training staff] I was 100%. And they were like, 'Don't rush, don't rush it.' I was thinking that I was 100%, and the whole while I wasn't 100%."

McPhee was drafted by the Ravens in 2011.

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