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Harbaugh says Perriman's return remains uncertain

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Harbaugh says Perriman's return remains uncertain

OWINGS MILLS – Coach John Harbaugh did not have an updated timetable for wide receiver Breshad Perriman’s return, after he missed another practice Thursday. Perriman has not practiced since the first workout of training camp July 29th, when he suffered a knee injury after falling hard making a diving catch.

“I’m asking, too,” Harbaugh said. “It’s just slower healing than they expected. Really don’t have a timetable right now. That’s all I really have to say about it.” 

The Ravens expected Perriman to be their primary deep threat when they drafted him in the first round. While that could still happen, the longer Perriman sits, the more difficult it will be for him to catch up once he returns.

The Ravens’ offense can’t dwell on Perriman’s absence as preparation continues for the regular season. Both Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco remain supportive of Perriman, believing in his talent and work ethic.

“It’s disappointing, but that’s the name of the game,” Flacco said of Perriman’s injury. “That’s football. You have to deal with injuries. I think he’s doing a great job dealing with his, trying to get back out here, but it takes time. I wish we had him out. I think he’s an awesome talent who’s going to help us out a lot. He’s not going to help us out if he can’t run. So we got to get him out here. When he does get out here, I think we’ll be able to rely on him.”

Flacco said the time he spent throwing to Perriman during the spring and early summer should help in rebuilding their chemistry. Perriman participated in minicamps, but he has been out since the first practice of training camp.

“Like I said, I think he’s very talented,” Flacco said. “He can run, he can catch, he’s big, he’s physical. A lot of positive things. I felt good about throwing him the ball. Just excited to be back at it, whenever that might be. 

“We’ve been going at it a long time now. He’s going to get back, get in shape. It’s not like he’s just been hurt. He’s been missing a ton of time out there, running with pads on. Getting in football shape. It’s going to be up to him to get back out there and tryto do that as quick as possible. When you’re dealing with guys that are pretty talented, it doesn’t take a ton of time to get in sync with each other.”

However, it remained uncertain when Flacco and Perriman would be on the practice field together again.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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