OWINGS MILLS – News and notes from Saturday’s training camp practice:
- Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman missed his 11th straight practice. Coach John Harbaugh continued to say he did not expect Perriman’s injury to linger into the regular season. However, Harbaugh also admitted he was concerned about Perriman missing so much practice time.
“He’s got whatever they want to call it with his knee situation,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not something that’s going to keep him out for a long period of time they tell me. If I was a doctor, I’d give you more. Mark Smith’s (head athletic trainer) right in there. You can walk right in there and ask him yourself. I doubt if he’d talk to you.
“He’ll be back sometime here in training camp, hopefully soon. I hate that he’s missing it. I hate that he’s not out here. I got a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it. In other ways, I know it’s out of our control and I put it in God’s hands and let him take care of it. To me that’s the best strategy right there.”
- Backup offensive lineman Jah Reid had another strong practice, taking some snaps at right tackle. Reid has clearly improved over last season, and it appears the light bulb has clicked for him. Reid looks like a good bet to secure a spot on the final 53-man roster.
“First of all he’s stayed healthy,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got his weight down from OTA’s. It was a problem He’s very lean, he’s stayed healthy. He has continued to improve every single practice. He’s just got to continue to do that.”
- A lengthy list of players missed Saturday’s practice, including cornerbacks Lardarius Webb and Asa Jackson; wide receivers Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown; offensive linemen John Urschel, Robert Myers, and Darryl Baldwin; linebacker Steven Means, and defensive end DeAngelo Tyson. The Ravens are off Sunday, and their expected availability for Monday’s practice was not given.