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Breshad Perriman hopes to write 'great chapter of my story' in Cleveland

Maybe a fresh start will help Breshad Perriman revive a career that hasn't been what he thought it'd be when the Ravens drafted him 26th overall three years ago. 

That's what he and the Browns hope after signing the fourth-year wide receiver Saturday to add depth to a room that's been ravaged by both injuries and inexperience. 

Perriman said he's moving past that experience in Baltimore, looking to write a new "great chapter of my story" in Cleveland. 

"I'm really excited to be here. I'm excited to get things rolling," he said Monday. "I know that it could be a huge blessing for me and I know that it will be."

Perriman was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Chargers but the Browns think he can potentially help a team down four wide receivers. 

"He had no idea what any play is called here so he was down today," head coach Hue Jackson said Sunday. "We'll get him going this week. We will find a way to put the right guys out there to gives us a chance to win."

Perriman spent three seasons with the Ravens before they waived him in September. During that span, he battled multiple injuries — including a partially torn PCL that sidelined him for all of his rookie year — and struggled with drops on the field. 

"Every receiver is going to drop some passes. It's a part of the game. I don't really read too much into things like that," he said. "Of course, you want to limit your drops. But for the most part, I'm a receiver, it's going to happen. I am also going to make plays, as well."

Perriman, a former standout at Central Florida who wowed teams with his speed, had his best season in 2016 when he caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns. After limited production the following year (10 catches for 77 yards in 11 games), he said he feels like he has something to prove.

"I always feel like I have something to prove, no matter how good I'm doing or how bad things have been for me," he said. "Got an extra chip on my shoulder. Just ready to go to work."