2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman appeared in zero games as a rookie. As of right now, the Ravens have no idea when the speedy wide receiver might suit up in 2016 either.
Perriman began training camp on the physically unable to perform list with a partially torn ACL, and that’s where he remains despite hopes of a mid-August return. Well, it’s August 16, and as Ravens head coach John Harbaugh tells the team’s web site, he doesn’t seem to have much of an idea when he’ll be cleared to practice, let alone play.
“I wish I did [have an update],” Harbaugh said. “We had talked about this being the time frame, right about now, mid-August, when he would be back. That was the date that I was given back in June.”
If there is any positive to be taken from this story, it’s that Perriman is at least back to running. That would suggest a return could come any day now, making the suggested mid-August timetable still attainable.
Regardless, it has to be at least somewhat troubling to the Ravens that Perriman once again is missing all this time. He didn’t get much work in at all last year, as a knee injury sidelined him early on and lingered throughout the season.
There’s at least some question as to how much Perriman will be able to contribute when he eventually does return. While the UCF product boasts impressive speed, reportedly running in the 4.2s in the 40-yard dash at his pro day last year, his experience in the Ravens’ offense has been minimal.