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3.  Will Breshad Perriman return?

Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Breshad Perriman (Central Florida) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Ok, so this is definitely a bit of a long shot, but Perriman returned to practice this week and has a “chance” to play this Sunday. Although it is not likely, if Perriman is able to return, the Ravens’ offense will have a new, dynamic weapon to work with.

Perriman adds a ridiculous size-speed combo that will be hard for opposing defenses to deal with. The Ravens’ offense was exposed in both of the first two weeks for having no deep passing attack. Since Flacco began his career as the Ravens’ starting QB, he has always gone deep on a regular basis with his strong arm.

Having guys over the years like Yamon Figurs, Lee Evans, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, and more has made the Ravens a threat in the downfield passing game. With no speed threat currently available, Perriman’s return would instantly change that.

If he can take the top off of defenses, it will allow players like Steve Smith Sr. and Crockett Gillmore to find soft spots within the Bengals’ defense. Flacco has always made good use of speedy receivers, so adding another one would be a huge gain for the team.

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