Wide receiver Perriman does not need surgery
— Breshad Perriman finally received a bit of good news on Tuesday.
The second-year wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens does not have a fully torn ACL as originally feared, head coach John Harbaugh confirmed after Tuesday’s mandatory minicamp.
“That was a really great report for all of us, and he’ll have to go to work for the next couple of months and get himself in shape and have to overcome this to get ready for training camp. When he’s back, he’ll be back and he’ll be rolling,” Harbaugh said. “It just needs treatment. He should be back at some point in time during training camp, he’ll certainly be ready for the regular season. But again, that’s always unpredictable. I think we’ve been down this road before. He’ll continue to just work hard and do that. It was really good news today.”
Perriman saw Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday morning, who decided the injury did not warrant surgery. Perriman received a stem-cell injection, which should allow the knee to heal on its own, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport.
The Ravens feared Perriman would miss a second-straight season to begin his career. He was Baltimore’s first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but suffered a torn PCL during the first day of his rookie training camp. He re-aggravated the injury prior to a Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and eventually wound up on the season-ending
injured reserve before playing a down.
OLB Dumervil underwent surgery on foot, sits out minicamp
— Elvis Dumervil is sitting out of Baltimore Ravens minicamp as he recovers from offseason foot surgery.
Dumervil did not go into details about the procedure, but said he had the operation immediately after the 2015 campaign ended.
“Somewhere in my foot area where it was kind of lingering,” he answered when asked where spe- cifically he had surgery. “Instead of coming in this season and have it linger more, I was able to go in and get it fixed, which I’m very excited about. I feel much better than I felt last year.”
The veteran outside linebacker expects to return at some point during training camp.
Dumervil, 32, led the Ravens with six sacks last season, but it was his lowest single-season total since he recorded the same number with the Denver Broncos in 2008.
A torn Achilles in Week 1 sidelined fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs for the rest of the season. Dumervil, who had been used mostly in pass-rush situations as part of a rotation the previous season, was thrust into an every-down role. His body felt the effects of the added workload.
“Last season was brutal. You have a model that you go by. You don’t feel sorry for yourself. You play every game that you can possibly play,” Dumervil said. “No excuses. I didn’t feel like myself, and that’s why I was able to go ahead and get the procedure done. I feel a lot better. I’m excited, and I feel healthy again, which I don’t take for granted. You cherish those moments where you feel good.”
Dumervil set a Ravens record with 17 sacks in 2014, which also tied his career high. In 2015 with Suggs injured, he played over 100 downs more than he had the previous season.
“I plan not to do that again,” he said. “I mean, I’ll do whatever I have to do, but ideally, I would love to have the rotation to keep guys rotating and keeping us fresh and keep guys doing what they do best. The end goal for me is to try to get to the postseason and win, so whatever duty I have to do to do that, I’m here to do that.”
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Wide receiver Breshad Perriman runs a route during Baltimore Ravens organized team activities at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. Perriman will not require ACL surgery and expects to play this season.