Baltimore Ravens beat reporter Aaron Wilson on several key players not practicing due to injuries or not passing the conditioning test. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the Ravens' first-round pick in this year's NFL draft, ended an active practice early after he suffered a knee injury on a deep sideline reception.
"It's not serious," coach John Harbaugh said Thursday. "It's all sound. He'll be back as soon as the knee feels a little bit better. It could be as early as tomorrow, or a couple days at most."
Perriman's last play in practice was probably his best of the day. The rookie from Central Florida beat his defender down the sideline and caught a perfectly-arced ball from quarterback Joe Flacco. But he was slow to get up, and with around 20 minutes remaining in practice, was walked into the building by the team's trainer.
The rookie was active throughout practice, bursting out of routes and showing the easy quickness that caused teammates to rave throughout the summer. He saw the ball well in traffic, as well, with his most significant drop coming in double coverage on a ball he tipped several times but couldn't control.
When he's healthy, Perriman is one of several young wide receivers — including Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Michael Campanaro, and Jeremy Butler — angling for playing time alongside veteran Steve Smith Sr.