Ravens don't believe Breshad Perriman falling behind

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore Ravens first-round pick WR Breshad Perriman injured his knee on the first day of training camp and hasn't returned.

That's 10 days ago. That's eight practices missed.

The hope entering training camp has been for Perriman to compete for a starting wide receiver spot and replace Torrey Smith as the deep threat on the team. That hinges on whether the Ravens' fastest player on the field is just as quick when it comes to digesting the playbook.

"He's a smart young man. He's not going to get behind learning the offense," offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said. "Obviously, he doesn't have the opportunity to develop his skill set on the grass, but we can't do anything about that. We'll work hard with Bobby [Engram, wide receivers coach] and our coaches to get him ready as quickly as we can and put him in a position where he can compete. When that time comes, we'll get started.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Perriman is "getting closer" to coming back, and he wouldn't rule him out for Thursday's preseason opener. The injuries to Perriman and Marlon Brown have strengthened Kamar Aiken's grip on the No. 2 wide receiver job. The Ravens don't believe Perriman's bruised knee is anything serious, and there's plenty of time for Perriman to catch up even if he misses Thursday's game the story said.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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