OWINGS MILLS – Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he had been told that wide receiver Breshad Perriman would have knee problems that lingered beyond this season. Perriman was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury that occurred the first day of training camp in August. The Ravens have called the injury a strained posterior cruciate ligament, and initially thought Perriman would miss limited time. Instead, he did not play a down this season.
However, Harbaugh said he was not aware that Perriman had a degenerative knee issue. Harbaugh also said he had not been told that Perriman would require more surgery.
“Not that I’ve been told, but to me, it’s still a hard one to understand,” Harbaugh said Wednesday. “Better people to ask than me about that. I’m just disappointed. Breshad is disappointed. I had a chance to talk to him yesterday (Tuesday), probably for the first time in depth. He was hard to talk to before. You couldn’t talk to him. You’ve seen him around, he was just kind of so down about the whole thing. He seemed a little more at peace with his future, and he was excited with the progress he was making.”
The Ravens must hope Perriman can overcome his injury, because they are in major need of young playmakers.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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