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Ravens injury update 8/16

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens-Minicamp Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good news for a second straight day as rookie wide receiver Chris Moore returned to practice according to Baltimore Beatdown’s Kyle P Barber. Moore has been out with a foot injury since August 1.

Prior to his injury Moore performed exceptionally, burning corners for multiple deep scores. His spot on the 53 man roster is undoubtedly safe. Chris will be used as a substitute for likely starter Mike Wallace. Moore will be fighting with Breshad Perriman, who is still on the PUP list, for snaps in the regular season.

Coming out of college at Cincinatti, Moore was said to have a limited route tree. So far in camp, Moore has shown much improvement. The other knock on Moore is having poor hands. Again, albeit in a small sample size, he has shown to have better hands than he did in college.

My best comparison for Moore is 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith. Both are deep threats that struggled with drops at times. Could Moore have a rookie season similar to Smith? Check out an article I wrote a few weeks ago about Moore’s outlook for the season.

Moore’s return now means the only wide receivers missing from practice are Chris Matthews, Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman.

Head Coach John Harbaugh talked about Perriman's injury today, saying, "I wish I did [have an update]. We had talked about this being the time frame, right about now, mid-August, when he would be back. That was the date that I was given back in June."

Harbaugh, like the rest of fans, seems to be worrying about if this former first round pick will ever see the field. Perriman has consistently missed expected returns from injuries throughout his still young career.

John Urshel has missed the past three practices, Harbaugh informed the media today it’s a contusion of some kind. He will not miss any substantial amount of time.