A day after his season-ending knee injury, linebacker Breshad Perriman will get to face a quarterback who was arguably his best defender in Week 2.
Perrimans season-opening interception of Josh Doctson came in the second quarter of Sunday’s 26-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
It came after the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson had just thrown an interception.
The Eagles’ Dak Prescott is 4-3 as of this writing, and he’s 3-2 against the Ravens.
Perramans interception came when Prescott was playing off the right side.
Perronham’s return will be his first in the playoffs since Week 3.
He’s playing with a broken ankle that he injured against Pittsburgh in Week 4.
It was also the first of three career postseason interceptions by Perrimon.
It will be the first time since his first game as a Raven, in 2013, that he’ll make an interception during the postseason.
Perrisham Perrimann will be one of the most sought-after commodities in free agency.
Perriunan was expected to be a solid contributor in Philadelphia, but his production fell off in 2017 and he didn’t make the team.
Perris has the talent, but he was not always on the field.
He played just 10 games in the regular season after missing most of the 2016 campaign with a knee injury.
He was a sixth-round pick by Philadelphia in the 2015 draft, and was selected in the fifth round by Cleveland.
His career stats include a career-high 36 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles last season.
Perries first two career starts came against Pittsburgh, who lost 31-17.
His season-long production was the highest of his career.
Perroran started the first game of the 2017 season at middle linebacker, but missed the final three games with a shoulder injury.
Perimans career stats in the last three seasons: 36 tackles (seven for loss), one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception Source: NFL.com NFL team page, NFL Network, NFL Players Association The Ravens have some competition at linebacker after the departure of Justin Tucker.
They have three linebackers who are returning from injury and one who is returning from an injury suffered in last year’s playoffs: D.J. White, Justin Tucker and Terrence Brooks.
The Ravens signed Tucker this offseason and he will take over for former starter John Urschel.
Tucker had one of his best games in his first NFL start against the Steelers, when he allowed three catches for 54 yards on three targets.
Tucker is a better fit in Baltimore’s defense than Urschem, who is 31 and entering his 11th NFL season.
White is the only other veteran linebacker returning from last year.
He’ll likely start at middle, while Tucker and Brooks will compete for the starting nickel corner job.
White played with a fractured collarbone in his second season in Baltimore.
Tucker played the second half of last season and White started the final eight games of the year.
The two linebackers are expected to compete for a starting spot behind Urschell, who played at middle last season before missing most games last year with an injury.
The Browns signed Brooks last week to fill a starting role opposite Emmanuel Ogbah.
Brooks had 10 tackles and one sack in 13 games last season, and his three sacks were tied for the team lead.
The Bengals will need to find a middle linebacker to replace the departed Mike Johnson, who signed a five-year, $40 million contract in free market.
That contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Vikings have several options to fill the middle linebacker role after losing their starting middle linebacker in Jerick McKinnon.
Johnson will be 33 in October, and McKinnon is 33.
Both are on the wrong side of 30.
The Raiders and Falcons both lost their starting linebackers in free-agent signings, and both have to replace a veteran who has a limited number of years of experience.