New Orleans Saints

Family member: Brett Perriman's condition improving

By: Andy Slater

Brett Perriman is still hospitalized but continues to breathe on his own, a family member of his told me on Wednesday morning.

"He's moving his body around, opening his eyes, but can't talk just yet," the family member said.

Perriman was taken off the breathing machine last week, a definite sign of improvement. 

"He's gonna have to just take it easy moving forward, but he's going to pull through this and be okay," the family member told me last week. 

Perriman, 50, was rushed to a Miami-area hospital May 3 after having extremely high blood pressure and collapsing. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported Perriman suffered a brain aneurysm.

Initially, Perriman was put on life support, but then days later, there were some small signs of progress.

Word first came out about Perriman's condition via Uncle Luke.

Perriman's son, Breshad, current WR for the Baltimore Ravens, also tweeted info about this father.

Perriman played college football for the University of Miami. He started his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints in 1988, and went on to play for the Lions, Chiefs, and the Dolphins.