First-round pick Perriman tweaks knee in first full-squad practice

July 30, 2015 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman suffered a minor knee injury in the first full-squad training camp practice on Thursday.

The 6-foot-2 rookie tweaked his knee making a diving catch in the final 20 minutes of the morning workout. Perriman was able to walk off the field with only a slight limp as he was accompanied to the training room by head athletic trainer Mark Smith.

“Perriman fell on his knee. It’s not serious; it’s all sound,” head coach John Harbaugh said after Thursday’s practice. “He’ll be back as soon as the knee feels a little bit better. It could be as early as tomorrow or a couple days at the most.”

The 26th overall pick of this year’s draft recovered from a difficult start to practice that included a dropped pass and a false start by making several impressive receptions. Perriman is considered well ahead of where former Raven Torrey Smith was in his development as a rookie and is expected to be an important contributor in his first NFL season while battling for the starting job opposite veteran Steve Smith.

The biggest question marks surrounding Perriman are his ability to consistently catch the football as well as to run the entire route tree, but the organization believes the son of former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman has been even better than advertised since arriving in Owings Mills this spring.