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Ravens want four games out of Breshad Perriman this year, but 'clock is ticking'

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman practices during the second day of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center, on July 30, 2015.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the "clock is ticking" on rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman, whose sprained PCL suffered on the first day of training camp has kept him off the field for the entire season and might prevent him from playing all year.

"I don't have any news on that — he's been rehabbing," Harbaugh said. "I expect to get some information on that really soon.

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"If he can't get out there and practice soon — I'd love to get four games out of him just so you could see him and he could develop for four games, but that means now we need four weeks of getting him ready to play four games. I haven't been told that he's going to practice this week, but I think that's a conversation that the doctors and Ozzie need to have. We need to make a determination on that real soon."

Perriman, the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft in May, was seen as the speed and size element of the Ravens' passing game, and impressed coaches during optional team activities and minicamps.

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But he didn't practice for eight weeks after his July 30 injury, suffered when he banged his knee on the ground leaping for a deep pass down the sidelines, and even then he was only back for a few days before he appeared to re-aggravate the injury during warm-ups in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Harbaugh announced Perriman had his knee scoped and got a platelet-rich plasma injection to speed up the healing the following week, though he later called it "one of the all-time slowest-healing sprained PCLs ever."

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