Falcons miss out on McPhee, who’s headed to Redskins

Pernell McPhee of the Chicago Bears celebrates after sacking Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on October 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Panthers 17-3.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Pernell McPhee of the Chicago Bears celebrates after sacking Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on October 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Panthers 17-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Free agent linebacker Pernell McPhee, who visited the Falcons on Wednesday, has signed with the Redskins.

McPhee, 29, played outside linebacker for the Bears the past three seasons. In 36 games, he had 14 sacks and 75 tackles. He was limited to nine games two seasons ago. He also played four seasons with the Ravens. The seven-year veteran has appeared in 96 games with 31 sacks and 139 tackles.

McPhee, 6-foot-2, 275 pounds, was released by the Bears in February after signing a five-year contract in 2015. He had also visited the Redskins.

McPhee was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Ravens out of Mississippi State.