WR Bre­shad Per­ri­man taken off PUP

Not cleared for full prac­tice yet

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By SEAN GRO­GAN

sgro­gan@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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.

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“[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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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY SEAN GRO­GAN

Wide re­ceiver Bre­shad Per­ri­man catches a pass dur­ing or­ga­nized team ac­tiv­i­ties. He was taken off of the phys­i­cally un­able to per­form list Mon­day.

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