It's a passing league, and the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears looked to take advantage of this year's deep receiving group by adding a playmaker. Kevin White was selected seventh overall by Chicago to join Alshon Jeffery, in hopes of replacing the now departed Brandon Marshall. Baltimore tabbed Breshad Perriman as the right player to make up for the loss of Torrey Smith with the 26th pick in the draft.
Fast forward to the second week of preseason football and neither team has seen their first round investments on the field in a game setting. Perriman practiced just once, that being on the first day of training camp. Chicago never even got to see White go through one practice as a full participant due to him sustaining a stress fracture in his shin at the end of OTA's in June. The Bears announced on Saturday that White would undergo surgery and could miss the first six games of the season or the season in it's entirety.
As for Perriman, today marked the 12th consecutive practice he's missed due to a knee injury he suffered on the first day of camp. At this point, no timetable has been placed in regard to his return. While it's understandably frustrating that Perriman hasn't returned, looking at the situation in Chicago it's clear things could be far worse. His situation is far less murky than his rookie classmate in White, Baltimore looks forward to his return.
Several players returned to practice for the Ravens today including Marlon Brown, Kamar Aiken, Darryl Baldwin, and DeAngelo Tyson. With Michael Campanaro missing practice, Perriman is no longer the only wideout sidelined.