OWINGS MILLS – The Ravens have declared defensive end Chris Canty (calf), left tackle Eugene Monroe (concussion), and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) out for Sunday’s home opener against the Bengals. Canty and Monroe did not practice this week, while Perriman just returned to practice Thursday after an eight-week absence.
Lawrence Guy is likely to start in place of Canty, while James Hurst will start his second straight game in place of Monroe.
Two Ravens were listed as questionable – running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and cornerback Tray Walker. If Taliaferro can’t go, rookie Buck Allen will assume the backup role behind Justin Forsett.
Perriman, the Ravens’ first-round pick, made headlines by returning to practice. However, when Perriman will play his first game remains uncertain. The Ravens have a short week following the Bengals game, visiting the Steelers on Thursday night. A speculative target date for Perriman’s return would be Oct. 11 against the Browns, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh would not commit to any timetable regarding Perriman.
“Looks like he’s getting close,” Harbaugh said. “But what that means exactly, I don’t know, nobody tells me, I have no report on it, I have no information on it, because our medical people just don’t know. When they tell me he can play, he’ll be out there playing. That’s just the truth. It’s a tough injury to judge.”