Baltimore Ravens

Ravens' Breshad Perriman says he'll play vs. Browns; Elvis Dumervil is unlikely

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman declared himself healthy and ready to play in Sunday's road opener against the Cleveland Browns.

"I'm feeling good," said Perriman, who practiced Thursday after sittting out Wednesday's session because of what the team characterized as a calf injury. "I'm feeling real good. I can't complain at all."


Perriman, the Ravens' first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, declined to say whether the injury was related to the partially torn PCL in his right knee that wiped out his rookie campaign or the partially torn ACL in his left knee that kept him on the physically-unable-to-perform list until Aug. 18.

Perriman, who caught one pass for 35 yards in the Ravens' 13-7 win Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium, said he is prepared to add more to his plate as the No. 3 wideout behind starters Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace. "I'm expecting a bigger workload," Perriman said. "So I have no doubt in my mind that I can."


The outlook is not as rosy for Elvis Dumervil. The outside linebacker said he is recovering from a setback related to offseason foot surgery but does not appear likely to return Sunday.

"I feel like I'm getting close, but I don't know what close means yet," he said. "We're working hard, working with guys here, really getting better. So really looking forward to it soon."

Dumervil, who also sat out Sunday's victory, underwent the procedure so that he would not have to play this season in pain as he did in 2015.

"Last year was a bit more [painful], but I think by getting the surgery, it definitely allowed the situation to be fixed more," he said. "So with that being said, at least you know the surgery has been repaired, and so it's just a matter of getting to the point where you can deal with the pain tolerance. Nobody's really 100 percent healthy in football, but it's just a matter of what you can deal with."