Breshad Perriman off PUP; Dennis Pitta, Matt Elam dealing with injuries

AP

The Ravens activated wide receiver Breshad Perriman from the physically unable to perform list on Monday, although the move toward a fully healthy roster has taken a couple of steps back as well.

Tight end Dennis Pitta broke his finger during a practice scuffle with linebacker Kamalei Correa on August 1, causing him to miss practice time with no definitive date set for his return to action. Coach John Harbaugh said it was “absurd that it happened” to a player trying to return from multiple fractures to his hip.

“I want to get him time to work with Joe but he really can’t catch right now. And he definitely can’t get his finger banged up,” Harbaugh said. “The guy has played a lot of football. We have to get him and Joe timed up. That was really coming early on, which was exciting to see.”

Safety Matt Elam will also be sidelined after a knee injury that will need to be repaired via arthroscopic surgery. He’s not expected to be ready for the start of the season, which could mean a trip to injured reserve as the regular season PUP list isn’t an option for a player who wasn’t on the training camp version while trying to turn around what’s been a disappointing career to this point.

Perriman’s career hasn’t been much better after he missed his rookie season with a knee injury and then suffered another one this offseason. He was joined in a return to practice by linebacker Elvis Dumervil, leaving running back Lorenzo Taliaferro as the only player on the PUP list in Baltimore.

14 responses to “Breshad Perriman off PUP; Dennis Pitta, Matt Elam dealing with injuries

  1. Off the PUP is better than on the PUP for sure. But I want to see this guy on the field in a game.

  2. I expected more from Pitta. How do you break a finger in a “scuffle” with a rookie LB? With all Pitta has riding on this off season I expected him to be smarter than that. Butthead!!

  3. If that’s the case, Elam is as good as gone. And Pitta would be if he didn’t have such a large cap hit. As a Ravens fan, its pretty clear to me that the Ravens are in a major rebuilding mode until the cap situation is more manageable.

  4. What’s over/under on Perriman making it through the rest of preseason without going on IR?

  5. Pitta and Elam: neither expected to make major impacts this season. They may not make the team. We have no cap issues with Pitta. Perriman: unreliable to date. Hopefully, he can get past this injury bug phase and we can see what he has to offer. Suggs and Doom: veterans who are long in the tooth. I’m not putting much money on those stocks and it’s best we begin to prepare for their departure. If they prove otherwise, we’ll be in pretty good shape defensively. Smith Sr.: the heart and soul of this team with much to prove. Eighty percent of a healthy Smith is better than 100% of most receivers. I expect the 2nd half of the season will be better for his production.

  6. I agree that the Ravens are rebuilding, but it has little to do with the cap. They had plenty to spend this off season, and still some left. Unless you meant spending huge money on every big name and hoping to build a roster that way. Look at the perennial bottom third of the league to realize that that approach doesn’t work. They are rebuilding because they have gotten virtually nothing from the previous 3-5 drafts. Sure, a player here and there. But by and large they have been mediocre at best in the draft. No game changers or play makers to speak of.

  7. “They are rebuilding because they have gotten virtually nothing from the previous 3-5 drafts. Sure, a player here and there. But by and large they have been mediocre at best in the draft. No game changers or play makers to speak of.”

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    Go back and take a closer look at the draft classes, who is starting, and take a look at free agency departures. Then take a look at compensatory picks – a measurement of free agent departures. Ravens know what they are doing and they draft well. Not all are perfect picks but they’re definitely better than mediocre. That’s an uninformed comment.

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