Perriman expects to make good on his increased opportunity with a big 2017 season, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports.

Selected 26th overall in the 2015 draft, Perriman endured a number of setbacks in his first two seasons, most notably missing his entire rookie campaign with a knee injury. He spent much of last offseason mourning the death of former Ravens cornerback Tray Walker -- Perriman's best friend on the team -- while also dealing with his father's recovery from a stroke. To top things off, Perriman missed training camp and the first three preseason games due to another knee injury, though he did still suit up for all 16 regular-season games. The rocky offseason likely contributed to a disappointing stat line of 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns on 66 targets, but it does seem the Ravens expect Perriman to take a big third-year step, as the team didn't do anything to replace offseason departures Steve Smith (retirement) and Kamar Aiken (Colts). Perriman should be locked in as a starter across from Mike Wallace, with Michael Campanaro and Chris Moore the leading candidates for the No. 3 role.

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