Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman will not play this season, after the Ravens placed him on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. In other moves, the Ravens placed cornerback Asa Jackson (ankle) on injured reserve, and cut wide receiver – returner Jeremy Ross, who fumbled twice in the last three games.
The decision to shelve Perriman for the season was not a shock, but it officially ended a disappointing year for the Ravens’ first-round pick. Perriaman was injured on the first day of camp, and never played a game. Perriman was supposed to be the primary deep threat to replace Torrey Smith, who signed with the 49ers during the offseason.
Instead, the Ravens still don’t know exactly what they have in Perriman, and must hope for a full recovery and a healthy campaign next season. At least now people can stop asking when Perriman will return. It won’t be until 2016.
Both Jackson and Ross had fallen out of favor with coach John Harbaugh, capped by their mistakes during Sunday’s 22-20 loss to the Jaguars. Jackson was called for two personal foul penalties that Harbaugh described as inexcusable. Ross muffed a punt in the fourth quarter that led to a Jaguars’ touchdown.
The Ravens signed three players Tuesday to fill the roster spots - wide receiver Kaelin Clay, tight end Chase Ford, and cornerback Cassius Vaughn. Clay was a Buccaneers’ sixth-round pick this year, and had most recently been with the Lions’ practice squad. Clay was a returner in college at Utah and could fill that role with the Ravens. Vaughn was with the Ravens in training camp, so he knows the defense and can provide secondary depth.