Wide receiver Breshad Perriman looked up to the ceiling and tilted his head to the side when asked if he understood why he was benched last Sunday by the Baltimore Ravens.

"Yeah, I understand. I do understand," Perriman said Wednesday. "I don't totally agree with it. But I understand why it happened. All I can control is me working hard every week and throughout practice and having it roll over to the game."

Perriman was a healthy scratch on Sunday after he managed just seven catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns in eight games. The No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Perriman is on his way to being the biggest bust in team history.

For his career, passes thrown to Perriman have resulted in twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdowns (three). Perriman has never eclipsed 64 yards receiving in a game.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said making Perriman inactive for a game could be a way for the struggling receiver to reset and catch his breath.

"I'm hoping," Perriman said. "It's definitely going to be used as motivation. Anytime you're out there, it's got to be some type of motivation."

With Perriman a healthy inactive for the first time in his career, the Ravens went with Michael Campanaro and Chris Moore as the No. 3 receiver behind starters Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin on Sunday.