According to ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley, Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman continues to struggle with dropped passes in offseason practices.
Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman continues to have trouble with his hands. He has dropped a pass in each of the three offseason practices that’s been open to the media. Perriman is due a $649,485 roster bonus on third day of training camp.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) June 12, 2018
This is troubling news for the former first-round pick looking to prove himself and make the team in a contract year. Perriman’s chances of making the final roster are dwindling more and more every day it seems, especially with the new additions to the receiving corps. With the new acquisitions combined with returning players such as Chris Moore and Tim White, Perriman needs to elevate his play this offseason in order to make the team at the crowded position.
While previous offseasons featured Perriman struggling with injury, this offseason is peppered with dropping passes, something Breshad cannot afford. It may be time for the Ravens to bite the bullet and move on from their 2015 first-round pick in favor of younger promising players. Baltimore already declined Perriman’s fifth-year option, so this is a make-or-break year for the 24-year-old receiver.
Perriman was the talk of the town last offseason as he was the highlight of many practices; there were high hopes for him heading into the 2017 season. Instead of carrying his strong offseason over, however, Perriman finished with an abysmal season, riddled with drops and frustration. So far, this has followed him into this offseason as well. Perriman’s future with the Ravens is looking grim unless he finally turns the corner we all wish he can.