Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Saturday that rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman had a chance to play in Week 1 against Denver, but clarified that it¿s not exactly a strong possibility given Perriman¿s extended absence.
Rookie tight end Maxx Williams and starting offensive linemen Eugene Monroe and Kelechi Osemele were among several prominent players on the Ravens offense who didn't dress for Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
First-round pick Breshad Perriman¿s absence due to a knee sprain suffered on the first day of training camp hit the four-week mark Thursday, and coach John Harbaugh still isn¿t sure when the wide receiver will be back on the field.
Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the Ravens¿ first-round pick in this year¿s draft, ended an active practice early after suffering a knee injury on a deep sideline pass from quarterback Joe Flacco.
Perriman is eyeing a starting job and is hoping to make an immediate impact as a deep threat and otherwise following an offseason where he flashed playmaking skills and explosiveness along with a tendency to lose his concentration and drop passes.
The speedy first-round pick arguably had his roughest practice Tuesday since joining the Ravens, as he dropped four passes, including one deep sideline pass after he had sprinted past cornerback Jimmy Smith and was wide open.
While we learned a little last week about Joe Flacco's adjustment to Marc Trestman's version of the West Coast offense, Timmy Jernigan's ascension to the starting defensive line and just how much longer 36-year-old wide receiver Steve Smith might play in the NFL, all of that has been sufficiently discussed and dissected.
The NFLPA issued a press release stating that first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman, second-round tight end Maxx Williams and fourth-round running back Buck Allen are confirmed to attend the four-day program.
Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman will be the Baltimore Ravens' latest attempt to develop a wide receiver selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Perriman's always had high expectations placed on him. His father, Brett, had 500 receptions in the NFL.
The Ravens have invested heavily in the cornerback position this offseason, signing Jimmy Smith to a four-year, $48 million extension. The Ravens also restructured cornerback Lardarius Webb's contract. They didn't draft a cornerback until the fourth round.
The rookie receiver probably should try to emulate most parts of Steve Smith's game. But Ravens fans should hope that the team's presumed top two receivers challenge each other to cut downs on the drops in 2015.
Ten years since last picking a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, the Ravens used the 26th overall selection on Central Florida's Breshad Perriman, considered one of the fastest players in the draft.