Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm
Ravens WR Mike Wallace (back, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 9. Wallace has cleared the concussion protocol and should play in Week 9.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm
Ravens WR Mike Wallace (concussion) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. Wallace has cleared the concussion protocol and should play in Week 9. We’ll confirm his availability on Friday.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:22pm
Ravens WR Mike Wallace (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Wallace may be able to make a quick return to face his old team, though it would be a very quick recovery from a concussion.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:22pm
Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Maclin has sat out the last two games with the shoulder injury. Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman are both trying to get through the concussion protocol, so the Ravens’ receiving corps is very beat up at the moment.
The Ravens play on Thursday night so be sure to monitor this news if you are counting on Wallace or Perriman. Zrebiec added in a later tweet he's not sure if Perriman or Wallace will play.
Jeremy Maclin has sat out back-to-back losses to the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings because of a shoulder injury. Breshad Perriman left the game against Chicago in the second quarter because of a concussion, and Mike Wallace suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-16 loss at Minnesota.
“Maybe from the outside looking in, but at the end of the day, me being the type of person that I am and him being the person he is, we’re doing everything we can to get out there and play,” Maclin said after Monday afternoon’s practice. “It’s two totally different situations. He was in the concussion protocol, and I was dealing with my own issue. But I think we’re trying to do everything we can to get out there and play.”
All three receivers participated on a limited basis in Monday’s session, which would seem especially significant with Michael Campanaro not practicing because of a shoulder ailment. Coach John Harbaugh took the return of the three receivers as “a positive sign.”
WR Mike Wallace (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
After catching a short pass, Wallace was fighting forward for a few extra yards while being held upright. Then a Vikings defender drilled him in the head, sending his helmet flying and the ball coming out. It left Wallace on the ground.
Wallace was able to walk off with trainers the story said. Other reports had him fighting to go back in the game.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm
Ravens WR Mike Wallace (back, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 7. Wallace is dealing with a bone bruise in his back, though he says that he’ll “be fine for Sunday.”
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm
"He practiced very well," coach John Harbaugh said. "Now, one of the next pieces is to see how he responds to that over the next few days."
This is obviously good news for the Ravens offense and its pass catchers, who each present some fantasy value in drafts, considering Baltimore lost more than 300 targets from a year ago.
Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has been impressive throughout the offseason, and he has put on a clinic against the Jaguars during two days of joint practices at Gillette Stadium. Remarkably, despite actively scheming to defend the deep post, the Jaguars still were vulnerable to Cooks’ speed.
Cooks is anything but a one-trick pony. His route tree is complete, and he is lethal when he builds off his deeper patterns. By comparison, the Patriots used to shrug off less-defined opposing deep threats like Mike Wallace who only ran one route. That’s easier for a smart defense to contain.
Cooks does it all, and when he decides to turn on the Jets, the artist can turn the field into his blank canvas.
When receivers change teams, they usually experience a dip in production unless they see an upgrade at quarterback or an increased role. Cooks is unlikely to see significantly more targets, so given his 2nd- or 3rd-round ADP, he’s not without some risk. Camp reports of Cooks have been glowing, so it appears that he’s quickly earning the trust of Tom Brady. The Patriots aren’t going to force him the ball, so he’s bound to have a few down games, but he should be a key cog in what’s shaping up to be the league’s best offense.
It’s an understatement to say the Ravens’ wide receiving corps looks better now. It looks a whole lot better. As a dedicated route runner, Jeremy Maclin offsets the pure speed of Mike Wallace, who surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in his first season with the Ravens in 2016. And together, as veterans with track records, Maclin and Wallace give Breshad Perriman some breathing room.
Honestly, I think that’s one of the most positive byproducts of adding Maclin.
It’s easy to portray the move as a subtle jab at Perriman, the 23-year-old former first-round draft pick who was penciled in to start opposite Wallace until Maclin came along, and now shapes up as the No. 3. But I think it’s a great move for Perriman.
The author went on to say before Maclin joined the team, Perriman was in a situation he saw as fairly precarious. After losing his rookie season to a knee injury, he only had one up-and-down season on his resume, and it was clear in that season that he needed to become more polished and consistent. Yet now he was going to be starting on an offense under intense scrutiny after underperforming in 2016. He went on to say Perriman can now "just play."
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