Breshad Perriman’s career might have unofficially began Monday. The 2015 first-round pick is officially off the physically unable to perform list, the Ravens announced on Twitter.
Breshad Perriman is off PUP, per Coach Harbaugh.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 22, 2016
Perriman’s return to the field was delayed by an offseason knee injury after the Central Florida product missed his entire rookie campaign with a knee injury.
The Ravens drafted Perriman 26th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft with hopes of him developing into a weapon on an offense devoid of playmaking ability. Perriman is finally back, but nobody knows what he can really do and it’s even more uncertain what his role will be as the Ravens embark on their third preseason game.
Baltimore’s receiving depth chart is riddled with questions. Veteran Steve Smith returned for one more year after his supposed farewell season was ended by an Achilles injury in November. The Ravens signed Mike Wallace during the offseason, but Wallace’s route tree might be limited to seam routes. Kamar Aiken led the team in receptions last season, but it’s uncertain whether that was due to Aiken’s talent or a high volume of targets.
Perriman’s return has been greatly anticipated. Now it’s time to see what the talented second-year receiver can do.