Breshad Perriman is nearing a return.
The speedy wide receiver has been sidelined since Aug. 1 because of a hamstring injury, but he's made progress in his recovery and the Ravens expect him to play in the regular-season opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
"I'm optimistic that he'll be practicing very soon and he'll play against Cincinnati," Head Coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday. "Very optimistic. And that's barring any kind of a setback."
The third-year receiver hasn't practiced since sustaining the injury, but he did go through an on-field workout at M&T Bank Stadium before Saturday's preseason game. He didn't look to be running full-speed in that workout, but it was still a good sign to have him on the field going through drills.
Getting Perriman back on the field is a significant addition, as he was having a stellar offseason and training camp before getting hurt. The Ravens believe the 2015 first-round pick could be in store for a breakout season, and he gives the offense another vertical threat to go along with veterans Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin.