OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman made his long-awaited NFL debut on Sunday, but the 2015 first-round pick was one of six players missing from Wednesday’s practice.
The 23-year-old was listed with a calf issue on the first injury report of the week after head coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on his absence. The injury is considered minor, according to an ESPN report.
Perriman played 21 snaps and made a 35-yard reception in the 13-7 win over Buffalo and appeared to be fine in the post-game locker room, but his absence reignites the questions about his ability to stay on the field. After missing his entire rookie season with a right knee injury, the second-year wideout missed most of summer training camp with a partially-torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee sustained in June and only returned to play in the preseason finale.
Other players sidelined as the Ravens continued preparations for this weekend’s trip to Cleveland included linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot), C.J. Mosley (thigh), and Za’Darius Smith (ankle), center Jeremy Zuttah (non-injury), and running back Kenneth Dixon (knee). Considering how much time he missed throughout the summer after undergoing offseason foot surgery, Dumervil appears to be in real jeopardy of missing his second straight game to start the regular season.
Smith missed the final two weeks of the preseason with an ankle injury, but it remains unclear whether he suffered a setback. He was not listed on the injury report last week and played 36 snaps against Buffalo.
Mosley downplayed the significance of his thigh injury and isn’t considered a question mark for Sunday’s game.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Mosley said. “I just have to make sure I don’t go out there and make anything worse. I’ll be out there [Thursday].”
Third-year offensive lineman John Urschel was a full participant on Wednesday after being inactive for the season opener. He practiced fully all last week after missing a large portion of the preseason with a shoulder injury.
Veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers made his return to practice on a limited basis after missing the opening game. He had been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury on Aug. 20.
Meanwhile, the Browns only had one player missing from their Wednesday workout as nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas was given the day off.
Below is the full Wednesday injury report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh), WR Breshad Perriman (calf), LB Za’Darius Smith (ankle), C Jeremy Zuttah (non-injury)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Jerraud Powers (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: OL John Urschel (shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: OT Joe Thomas (non-injury)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DB Marcus Burley (groin), DB Derrick Kindred (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: G John Greco (back), WR Terrelle Pryor (shoulder)