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Schmuck: Only surprise about Breshad Perriman's departure from Ravens is it didn't happen sooner

Schmuck: Only surprise about Breshad Perriman's departure from Ravens is it didn't happen sooner

There really is only one burning question about the Ravens’ decision to give up on 2015 first-round draft choice Breshad Perriman this past weekend.

What took so long?

There really was never a moment when Perriman lived up to that lofty draft status. He was supposed to step right into the Ravens’ receiver rotation and give quarterback Joe Flacco a guy who could blow the doors off opposing defensive backs.

He was supposed to move into the role that was played so well by hometown favorite Torrey Smith, whose ability to stretch the field made him valuable even when he didn’t catch the ball.

Maybe the departure of Smith after the 2014...

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