The Baltimore Ravens are in unfamiliar territory with wide receiver Breshad Perriman. For the first time in their 20-year existence, their first-round pick has missed the first two games of his rookie season.
So, when will this unwanted streak end? Quite possibly over the next couple of games.
Perriman was running routes off to the side before Sunday's game, albeit at half speed. This marked the first time he has been spotted running since spraining his right knee on July 30.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked if this was an indication that Perriman would be ready to play soon.
"Not that I've been told," Harbaugh said Monday. "I got no update on it."
There was a recent report that estimated Perriman would play in October, but no source is needed for a timetable. It's just common sense. If Perriman was going to be out until November, the Ravens would've used Injured Reserve-Designated to Return on him. By the Ravens putting that designation on defensive end Brent Urban, Baltimore officials were basically saying they expected Perriman to be back in the first two months of the regular season. Perriman's speed in the passing game could help open up a running game with Justin Forsett that hasn't done much over the first two weeks.