Former Ravens First-Round Pick Breshad Perriman Signing With Redskins


Former Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman is signing with the Washington Redskins on Monday after working out with them earlier in the day, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Perriman was released by the Ravens on Sept. 1, never becoming the consistent deep threat wide receiver they expected when he was selected with the 26th-overall pick in 2015. A knee injury suffered on the first day of training camp forced Perriman to miss his entire rookie season and he never seemed to recover from that setback. In 27 career games with the Ravens, Perriman caught 43 passes for 576 yards and three touchdowns.

Baltimore gave Perriman another shot this summer to earn a roster spot, and while he stayed healthy and had his best camp to date, some of the same problems that plagued his career continued. He did not win enough one-on-one battles with defensive backs, and the Ravens opted to keep fifth-round rookie wide receiver Jordan Lasley instead.

The Redskins have been hit with injuries at wide receiver, losing Robert Davis to a preseason leg injury, while rookies Trey Quinn and Cam Sims were placed on injured reserve following Week 1. Wide receiver Maurice Harris also suffered a concussion.

Perriman turned just 25 years old a week ago, young enough to rejuvenate his career if he were to find a role with the Redskins. Perriman had previously worked out with the Bills, Eagles, Giants, and Jets, but unlike those teams, the Redskins were impressed enough to sign Perriman to a contract.

After reports of Perriman's first visit, Head Coach John Harbaugh said he was excited to see Perriman get another opportunity.

"You get a chance to kind of get a fresh start and a healthy start," Harbaugh said earlier this month. "He obviously had his best camp because he was in camp and he played well. Very productive in games and in practice. I'm hopeful for him. I want to see him do well. You become friends with these guys. I want to see them be successful."

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