Ravens uncertain about Perriman’s status for season opener

September 05, 2015 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Just a week before the season-opening game in Denver, the status of Ravens rookie receiver Breshad Perriman remains uncertain as he recovers from a sprained knee.

Injured on the first day of full-squad practice on July 30, the first-round pick hasn’t practiced since and has only been spotted doing light work without any running involved. It’s unclear whether Perriman will return to the practice field this coming week to keep his availability — even on a very limited basis — in play against the Broncos.

“I don’t know. I really don’t have the answer for that,” head coach John Harbaugh said on Saturday. “I think he has a chance, yes. But to what degree, that’s wide open right now. I don’t know.”

The Ravens cut second-year receiver Jeremy Butler on Saturday and have six wideouts on the initial 53-man roster: Perriman, Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Michael Campanaro, and Darren Waller.

Aiken is expected to start opposite Smith with Brown serving as the No. 3 option to begin the season. With Perriman currently sidelined, the Ravens lack a speedy receiver on the outside to stretch the field, an obvious concern for an offense needing to replace free-agent departure Torrey Smith.