Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) attempts to rush around Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe (60) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
It seems like every time the Ravens get some good news regarding the health of a particular player, we also get some bad news about another. For a team ravaged with injuries, however, we’ll take any good news we can get at this point.
The good news today is that John Harbaugh declared left tackle Eugene Monroe a go for week 1 after he suffered a serious bruise on his forearm during Saturday night’s loss to the Eagles. Thankfully there is no fracture and it looks like Monroe will be protecting Joe Flacco’s blind side for the regular season opener.
Unfortunately, we also found out that the Ravens have no timetable for the return of rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who has missed the bulk of camp and the preseason after “bruising” his knee.
It’s either a classic example of the team understating the seriousness of an injury, or perhaps the injury just turned out to be worse than they initially thought. Then again, maybe they’re just taking it easy with their first round pick.
Either way, it very disconcerting for a young, relatively raw player who needs the reps. The more time Perriman misses, the lesser his chances of making a serious rookie year impact. Unless he magically hits the field soon and plays well, it looks like the season is going to start out as the Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken show.
Here’s all the rest of the hottest Baltimore Ravens news and notes floating around the web.
Versatile Ryan Jensen making his case for a roster spot – Bo Smolka, CSN Baltimore
Eugene Monroe expected to play in season opener – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Size doesn’t matter for slot receiver – Brian Bower, Russell Street Report
Will Hill thrilled to stay in Baltimore – Brian Bower, Russell Street Report