WR Breshad Perriman taken off PUP
Not cleared for full practice yet
— Wide receiver Breshad Perriman was activated from the Ravens’ physically unable to perform list Monday, head coach John Harbaugh announced.
Harbaugh said Perriman would take part in the team’s walk-through practice later that afternoon.
Perriman, Baltimore’s 2015 first-round draft pick, missed all of his rookie season after injuring his knee on the first day of training camp. He looked sharp in his return to organized team activities, but partially tore the ACL in his other knee on the final day of OTAs. He was able to avoid seasonending surgery.
“[It’s] very exciting. I’m sure we’ll all be holding our breath a little bit; that’s just natural,” Harbaugh said Monday morning. “He is in great spirits. He has worked extremely hard. He’s really grown through all of this, and he’s learned how to really work with the rehab. He’s been forced to do that. I’m looking forward to seeing how he looks when he comes back.”
Perriman is not yet cleared to practice fully with the Ravens, but just being on the field is a step in the right direction.
“I think that the medical people probably, for good reason, are very conservative in what they say,” Harbaugh said. “I didn’t know it was going to happen right away, but I felt like watching him run … My diagnosis was he was getting close, but they don’t go by my diagnosis, unfortunately. He looked like he was running well.”
Harbaugh admitted that Perriman is not in football shape, but expressed confidence that he will get there. He didn’t offer a prediction for when Perriman will be fully cleared, but Harbaugh did not rule out the possibility that he could play in Baltimore’s third preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday.
“That’s going to be up to the medical [team],” Harbaugh said. “If he can play, believe me, I want him out there playing, and he wants to be out there playing. If he can play, he will play.”
Linebacker Elvis Dumervil was also taken off of PUP on Monday, leaving running back Lorenzo Taliaferro as the only Raven remaining on the list.
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Wide receiver Breshad Perriman catches a pass during organized team activities. He was taken off of the physically unable to perform list Monday.