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John Harbaugh says Breshad Perriman 'has a chance' to play Week 1 in Denver

Jon Meoli
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John Harbaugh: Breshad Perriman "has a chance" to play Week 1 vs Denver. "To what degree? That's wide open."

Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman could possibly play against the Denver Broncos next Sunday in Week 1, coach John Harbaugh said, though he didn’t say how likely that was.

“I don't know,” Harbaugh said. “I really don’t have any answer for that. I think he has a chance, yes. To what degree, that’s wide open. I don’t know.”

The 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft banged his knee on the turf on the first day of training camp (July 30) and hobbled off the field late in practice that day. It was initially characterized as a bruise by Harbaugh, but has since been reclassified as a sprain, one that has now kept Perriman off the field for more than five weeks.

He has participated in pregame warmups before the last two preseason games, mostly standing stationary and working on his hands as backup quarterback Bryn Renner and wide receivers coach Bobby Engram threw to him. He hasn’t done any public running, though.

Perriman’s injury has robbed the Ravens of an expected downfield dimension in the passing game, with Steve Smith Sr. the only proven receiver on the roster.

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