A former first-round wide receiver reportedly signed with a new NFL team on Tuesday afternoon.
Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman reportedly signed a deal with the New York Jets. The Ravens released Perriman before the start of the 2018 season.
New York’s decision to add Perriman came just a few hours after the team’s top weapon – Robby Anderson – left in free agency. Anderson signed a two-year deal to reunite with his former head coach at Temple: Matt Rhule.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Perriman’s deal is for $6 million – with another $2 million in incentives.
Former Bucs’ WR Breshad Perriman is signing with the Jets on a one-year deal for worth up to $8 million, including $6 million guaranteed, per @RosenhausSports.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 24, 2020
After spending three seasons in Baltimore, Perriman landed with the Cleveland Browns for the 2018 season. He struggled to make much of an impact, racking up just 16 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a shot on Perriman before the 2019 season kicked off. He had the opportunity to play behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in the Buccaneers’ prolific offense.
Without expectations, Perriman flourished – especially after Godwin and Evans went down with injuries.
In the final five games of the season, Perriman racked up over 500 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
The one-year “prove-it” deal gives Perriman another chance to show he can play.