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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman makes a catch in front of spectators at the team's first day of NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: MDPS109
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman makes a catch in front of spectators at the team's first day of NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: MDPS109 (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Saturday that rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman had a chance to play in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, but clarified Tuesday that it's not exactly a strong possibility given Perriman's extended absence.

"I saw the reports, 'He has a chance,' and I was like, 'Yes, he has a chance,' ", Harbaugh said. "I think I was pretty clear. It's probably not a real big chance, because he hasn't practiced. When he comes [back] — I don't have a time frame from the doctors. I don't think it's tremendously far down the road, or we would have done something else with him, as far as his status."

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Perriman has been out since he banged his knee on the turf on July 30, the first day of training camp practice, and has since been diagnosed with a sprained knee. He has now been out for nearly six weeks.

"When he comes back to practice, that'll probably be a good indicator that he's going to be in the lineup pretty soon," Harbaugh said. "That goes, really, for all of our guys right now."

Other players who missed practice Tueday and to whom that qualification likely applies are running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (sprained MCL), cornerback Rashaan Melvin (soft tissue), and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee).

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