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Breshad Perriman off PUP; Dennis Pitta, Matt Elam dealing with injuries

Matt Elam, Chester Rogers

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers (3) tries to push off the tackle of Baltimore Ravens strong safety Matt Elam (26) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)


The Ravens activated wide receiver Breshad Perriman from the physically unable to perform list on Monday, although the move toward a fully healthy roster has taken a couple of steps back as well.

Tight end Dennis Pitta broke his finger during a practice scuffle with linebacker Kamalei Correa on August 1, causing him to miss practice time with no definitive date set for his return to action. Coach John Harbaugh said it was “absurd that it happened” to a player trying to return from multiple fractures to his hip.

“I want to get him time to work with Joe but he really can’t catch right now. And he definitely can’t get his finger banged up,” Harbaugh said. “The guy has played a lot of football. We have to get him and Joe timed up. That was really coming early on, which was exciting to see.”

Safety Matt Elam will also be sidelined after a knee injury that will need to be repaired via arthroscopic surgery. He’s not expected to be ready for the start of the season, which could mean a trip to injured reserve as the regular season PUP list isn’t an option for a player who wasn’t on the training camp version while trying to turn around what’s been a disappointing career to this point.

Perriman’s career hasn’t been much better after he missed his rookie season with a knee injury and then suffered another one this offseason. He was joined in a return to practice by linebacker Elvis Dumervil, leaving running back Lorenzo Taliaferro as the only player on the PUP list in Baltimore.