FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
Breshad Perriman doesn’t play special teams, but on Wednesday — and at the start of pretty much every practice since the regular season began — he’s on the field early with the Ravens who do. Perriman and his position coach, Bobby Engram, find an empty swath of grass and run through a series of routes. After practice, Perriman is with fellow Ravens receiver Mike Wallace at the JUGS machine, catching balls at different speeds. TV: Line: Radio:
Perriman’s struggles since he was selected in the first round of the 2015 draft aren’t because of a lack of effort, his teammates and coaches say. Clearly, his problems are not a byproduct of him lacking desire either. The Ravens who know him best — and he doesn’t let a whole lot of people in — say he cares deeply, perhaps too much. An inability to play through a knee injury in his rookie season left Perriman so distraught that he barely communicated with teammates and coaches.
He’s 6 feet 2 and 215 pounds, prototypical size for a receiver, and he’s not too far removed from running the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds. Yet, those traits haven’t translated to success on the field. Perriman, 24, has continually been rendered a nonfactor on game days, further
RAVENS GAMEDAY The Ravens were hoping for a breakout season from third-year receiver Breshad Perriman, but he has been limited to four receptions.
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