Ravens: Preseason winners and losers, Breshad Perriman close to a return?


Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) speaks with head coach John Harbaugh during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason, more specifically the first week of the preseason, is often a huge letdown for football fans.  But the weekend was full of solid games and interesting developments.  The Ravens’ win over the Saints was no exception, going down to the wire with an exciting finish.

The performance of the Ravens’ offense in particular drew some rave reviews from many, particularly the performance of Joe Flacco on the first drive.  It’s a good foundation performance for the Ravens as they break in another new offensive coordinator, even though the running game couldn’t find much traction.

Of course, the Ravens were without Breshad Perriman in their preseason opener.  The prized first rounder hasn’t practiced since “bruising” his knee back on July 30th.  Perriman’s absence has obviously been a concern, particularly since he has been labeled as a bit raw coming out of college.

Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh is maintaining his optimistic view of Perriman’s outlook, however. Harbaugh told reporters that he remains hopeful that the speedy wideout will return at some point during the preseason.

In the meantime, we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that Perriman can catch up quickly, and do so soon.

Hope you enjoy today’s links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Carl Davis: Ozzie Newsome’s next gem?Cole Moog, The Baltimore Wire

Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a major factor for Ravens in 2015Brandon Austin, The Baltimore Wire

Who stood out against the Saints?Jeremiah D. Sater, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs

Winners and losers from NFL preseason week 1Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report

John Harbaugh optimistic Breshad Perriman will return this offseasonJamison Hensley, ESPN

Terrell Suggs continues trash talking Matt SchaubJamison Hensley, ESPN

Ravens without 15 players for Saturday’s practiceJamison Hensley, ESPN

Kyle Arrington starts at cornerback, shifts to safety against SaintsJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

Is Arthur Brown ready to step up?Nadeem Kureishy, Russell Street Report

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