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Ravens’ Perriman has MRI on ailing knee

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Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman underwent an MRI exam on Monday, the start of his third week of missed practice with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 2015 first-round pick was a point of frustration for coach John Harbaugh, who had maintained patient despite missed practice time.

“I hate that he’s missing it, hate that he’s not out here. I have a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it,” Harbaug said. “In other ways, I know it’s all out of our control, and I’ll put it in God’s hands and let him take care of it. To me, that’s the best strategy, right there.”

Perriman was expected to compete for a starting role but injuries have prevented him from getting reps with starting quarterback Joe Flacco.

When Perriman has been on the field, he impressed his teammates and coaches with his blazing speed. The Ravens are hoping Perriman can be a downfield threat and offset the loss of Torrey Smith, who signed with the 49ers in the offseason.

New offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said last week he was not yet overly concerned about the time Perriman has missed.

“He’s not going to get behind learning the offense,” Trestman said. “Obviously, he doesn’t have the opportunity to develop his skill set on the grass, but we can’t do anything about that. We’ll work hard with Bobby (Engram, wide receivers coach) and our coaches to get him ready as quickly as we can and put him in a position where he can compete. When that time comes, we’ll get started.”


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