Ravens Breshad Perriman needs encore performance vs. Colts
It seems like a forgone conclusion that Breshad Perriman is doomed to be cut, but another performance like last week can’t hurt his chances.
Breshad Perriman is one of the most disappointing draft selections the Baltimore Ravens have ever made. Going into his fourth year in the league, he isn’t even a lock to make the team’s 53-man roster. None of this is news, so why do we bother to talk about it?
The 2018 preseason has been on of the most competitive in recent years for the Ravens. No, not against other teams, but rather internally between guys fighting for a roster spot. Wide receiver has quickly become a crowded position and has led to a lot of interesting debates. However, perhaps all hope isn’t lost for Breshad Perriman’s career in Baltimore just yet.
The Ravens added five new faces to the wide receiving core this off-season, headlined by Michael Crabtree. Crabtree is likely the team’s no.1 receiver from day one. After him, the team added two deep threats in John Brown, who has looked great in camp with Joe Flacco, and Willie Snead. Perriman surely has his work cut out for him with just those three alone.
But last week against the Los Angeles Rams, Perriman flashed in a big way. Perriman would end up leading the team in receptions (three) and receiving yards (71-yards) and also had himself a 32-yard touchdown. This is the kind of performance that stands out and gets peoples’ attention.
The Ravens won’t be the only team to take notice, however. Teams in need of receiving help will be looking for Perriman to (hopefully) continue a solid preseason and give these team’s a guy to target if/when he’s released. But for the Ravens, this is purely a blessing in disguise.
Perriman’s emergence last week no doubt caught the front office’s attention, but it should’ve also set a fire below the rest of the receivers on the team. Perriman isn’t out the door just yet, and he could still find a way to make this team as the fifth-or-sixth man. No one should be counting out Perriman just yet, at least not if he repeats last week’s performance versus the Colts on Monday night.
The fans aren’t happy with Breshad Perriman, and no one can blame them, however this is still a human being doing everything he can to save his job. Another big week against the Colts will go a long ways for Perriman’s chances to stay in the NFL, let alone with the Ravens.