Breshad Perriman came on a little bit late last season with the Browns (two scores in his last three games). It was enough to get him a shot to make the Buccaneers roster this summer. Packed with potential as a fast, 6-foot-2 wide receiver, Perriman figures to work as a situational deep-ball threat in Bruce Arians' explosive offense. Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston had a tough time connecting deep with Desean Jackson last year, so odds are he'll struggle similarly with Perriman. He's not worth adding to Fantasy rosters.
Perriman (shoulder) was a full participant in mandatory minicamp, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Perriman dealt with a shoulder injury toward the end of OTAs, but it sounds like he was able to bounce back rather quickly before the team leaves for summer break. Currently a favorite for the No. 3 role behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Perriman is an interesting post-hype sleeper in what could be an aggressive Bruce Arians offense. After all, there are 74 targets left over from the departure of DeSean Jackson and the Bucs don't have many other options with Perriman's athletic profile.
Perriman isn't practicing Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. The severity of Perriman's injury isn't clear. In any case, this isn't an ideal development for the beginning of his tenure with Tampa Bay, especially given the receiver's lengthy medical record combined with the chemistry he had built with quarterback Jameis Winston during the first few days of OTAs. When healthy, the 2015 first-round pick is expected to compete for the wide-open No. 3 receiver job behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Perriman displayed strong chemistry with Jameis Winston and impressive speed during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports. The solidly built speedster has made a good first impression in on-field work, with his downfield routes particularly standing out. Perriman got behind defenders often during the first three days of OTAs, and even factoring in some missed connections, already showed glimpses of a developing a rapport with his new quarterback. With a 6-foot-2 frame and 4.3 speed, Perriman could be one of the primary beneficiaries of coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing philosophy. A one-year, $4 million contract makes Perriman a clear favorite for the No. 3 job at wide receiver, with 2018 fifth-round pick Justin Watson and 2019 sixth-round pick Scott Miller representing possible competition.
The Browns and Perriman mutually agreed to cancel their plan to sign a contract, and the Buccaneers have agreed to sign Perriman to the same one-year, $4 million deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Not long after the Browns' trade for wide receiver Odell Beckham was reported Tuesday, rumors stirred that Perriman wanted out of Cleveland after agreeing to a contract earlier in the day. The Browns granted his wishes. Perriman will compete for snaps in Tampa Bay behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, while DeSean Jackson (Eagles) and Adam Humphries (Titans) will head to new teams.
Perriman is re-signing with the Browns on a one-year, $4 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 2015 first-round pick finally looked comfortable in the NFL late last season, catching 16 of 25 targets for 340 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games with the Browns. His shaky track record and smallish contract suggest Perriman will need to battle for snaps, but he should at least be a lock for the 53-man roster, with potential to make an impact downfield even if his playing time is limited. For the time being, Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins represent Perriman's primary competition for the second and third wide receivers behind Jarvis Landry.
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|1||09/08||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|3||09/22||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|4||09/29||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|5||10/06||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|11||11/17||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
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