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Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Date of Birth:  09/16/1995
Age:  26
Height  5'11"
Weight:   233
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 114
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB


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Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Bengals activated Samaje Perine from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Perine missed just one game while on the COVID list, and it's good to hear that he's doing all right and can rejoin his teammates ahead of the Week 7 matchup against the Ravens.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The placement on the list this early in the week is a good sign for his chances of suiting up in Week 6, but it's unfortunate with Perine coming off one of the best games of his career. Ideally, the Bengals will get Joe Mixon more practice time this week to have close to a full workload as he manages his ankle injury.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Bengals re-signed Samaje Perine.

It's a two-year deal for Perine, as the Bengals have liked what they've seen from the Oklahoma product, who will help man the Cincinnati backfield along with fellow Sooner Joe Mixon. The 2017 fourth-round pick by Washington had a nice year for the Bengals last season, rushing 63 times for 301 yards (4.8 average) and three touchdowns.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Bengals claimed Samaje Perine.

Perine rejoins the Bengals and rejoins former Oklahoma teammate Joe Mixon in Cincinnati, as it did not take him long to find a new team after the Dolphins waived him. Perine has the talent to win a role in the Bengals backfield, and he's someone to keep an eye on, particularly if Mixon holds out for a new contract.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Dolphins release Samaje Perine.

Perine is a talented runner, but he's struggled to find an opportunity for consistent playing time in the NFL since his rookie year in 2017. The former Oklahoma Sooner is still just 24, and he should find a new squad soon. A team like the Eagles could be in the mix for Perine after not adding any runners during this weekend's draft.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Dolphins are signing Samaje Perine.

Perine had been on the Bengals practice squad, but Miami is adding him to their active roster, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says he will be "a part of their future in 2020." The Oklahoma product is a talented runner that simply hasn't had a bunch of opportunities since entering the league, and he could immediately get a heavy workload in Week 17 against the Patriots. Perine is an intriguing player to watch in dynasty leagues in particular, as Miami's running back depth chart is basically wide open as the offseason approaches. This confirms Myles Gaskin won't play in the regular season finale after suffering an ankle injury yesterday.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Bengals claimed Samaje Perine.

Cincinnati lost University of Oklahoma product Rodney Anderson to a torn ACL, and they add a fellow University of Oklahoma product in Samaje Perine, who was cut by the Redskins yesterday. Another Sooner (Joe Mixon) leads the Bengals backfield, and Perine has the talent to eventually become his immediate backup on all three downs. Perine could provide fantasy value in 2019 if Mixon goes down with an injury.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Redskins are waiving Samaje Perine, according to multiple reports.

Perine has played well when he's been given opportunities, but he was buried on the depth chart in Washington. The 2017 fourth-round pick should draw a ton of interest around the league as someone with starter ability.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets three carries in Week 17.

Perine gained seven yards on his three attempts against the Eagles. The second-year running back's season ends with eight carries for 32 yards and three receptions for five yards in five games. We think the Oklahoma product has the ability to be a strong contributor in the NFL, but that pretty much went out the window this season when the team signed Adrian Peterson. Perine might be better off getting a fresh start elsewhere in 2019, but we'll see what happens.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (calf) is inactive for Week 12.

Perine isn't ready to go on the short week against the Cowboys, so he's missing another game with the calf ailment. We'd think the second-year running back will be ready for Week 13 against the Eagles.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (calf) is listed as questionable to face the Cowboys.

Perine was limited the last two days in practice with his calf injury, so he appears to have a shot to play in tomorrow's Thanksgiving matchup. The second-year running back won't be a recommended fantasy option even if he is active, though, as Adrian Peterson gets most of the carries in Washington's backfield.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (calf) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Perine has seen limited action behind Adrian Peterson, so he's just a handcuff that doesn't need to be owned, especially after all the injuries that hit Washington's offensive line. The second-year back will look to get cleared for a Thanksgiving matchup against the Cowboys.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets four touches in Redskins' loss.

Perine received some work in the Week 9 loss to the Falcons, and he carried the ball well with his opportunities, picking up 11 and nine yards on his carries. Overall, he had two carries for 20 yards and added two receptions for eight yards. The second-year running back has ability, but he isn't a reliable fantasy option as long as Adrian Peterson remains on the field.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets two carries against the Cowboys.

Perine gained two yards on his two attempts in the Week 7 win. The second-year back has shown he can play well in the NFL, but his role isn't big enough to deliver fantasy value right now.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine sees first action of the season in win over the Panthers.

Perine rushed once for three yards and caught one pass for negative-three yards. The Oklahoma product is simply a handcuff to Adrian Peterson at this point.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine was inactive for Week 1.

Perine was not listed on the injury report because of the ankle injury he suffered during the preseason, so he was apparently a healthy scratch to open the year. We still think Perine has potential, but he doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine is not on the Week 1 injury report.

The second-year running back is ready to go against the Cardinals, but Adrian Peterson is listed as the starting running back for the Redskins. Perine might be able to work his way into the lead role, but he's hard to trust in fantasy lineups to open the year.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (ankle) is likely to miss at least a week, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Perine was injured on a 30-yard run in last night's preseason game versus the Jets. This obviously puts the second-year back in jeopardy for the critical third preseason game next Friday against the Broncos, which could give Rob Kelley the opportunity to run away with the early-down role. Perine is now likely to go toward the end of almost every fantasy draft, but he could provide solid late-round value if he emerges after his return.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine is being evaluated for an ankle sprain.

With Derrius Guice out for the year with a torn ACL, Rob Kelley started the game for Washington with Perine working behind him. Perine dealt with an ankle issue last season, and this isn't ideal as he looks to compete for the starting job for the Redskins. The second-year back's night might be done.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

Perine had two carries for three yards before leaving against the Giants. The fourth-round rookie's season ends with 175 carries for 603 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown along with 22 receptions for 182 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. Oklahoma's all-time leading rusher has the ability to be the top back for Washington in 2018, but it remains to be seen what the team does at that position this offseason.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (ankle) leaves game against the Giants.

The rookie running back was early in the game, and he didn't appear able to put any pressure on his leg. It's officially being called and ankle injury, and he's questionable to return, which is probably a good sign. Hopefully we'll see him back in the game, but we'll update you as more information becomes available. It'll be a lot of Kapri Bibbs for as long as Perine is out.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine handles 20 touches in win over the Broncos.

Perine rushed 17 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards. The rookie will look to finish strong in Week 17 against the two-win Giants, so that should be enough to put him on the RB2 map. Perine has just one touchdown on the ground this year, but he's now reached 600 rushing yards after a shaky preseason.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

UPDATE: Samaje Perine (Achilles) has returned against the Broncos.

It's great to see the injury isn't serious, and the rookie is in there to finish off what should be a win for the Redskins.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (Achilles) is questionable to return today.

The Redskins are up by 17 points late in the fourth quarter over the Broncos, so don't expect Perine to return to the game. Before leaving, the rookie had 15 carries for 54 yards and three receptions for 21 yards, working as the clear lead back despite some reports saying it'd be a lot of Kapri Bibbs in today's game. Hopefully Perine's Achilles injury isn't too bad.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (groin) is officially active today against the Broncos.

The Redskins are short on running backs, so it's not surprising that Perine is toughing it out to play against Denver. However, Kapri Bibbs will reportedly have a sizable role with Perine at less than 100%. Perine is a risky FLEX option for Week 16.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (groin) is questionable for Sunday against the Broncos.

The Redskins have ruled out LeShun Daniels, and the team is running out of players at the running back position, so we expect Perine to give it a go this weekend. Kapri Bibbs would likely be in line for a big workload if Perine doesn't suit up, but either way neither one of them will be better than a FLEX option in the first week of fantasy championship matchups.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (groin) was officially limited in practice today.

The rookie running back reportedly left practice early today because of the groin injury, so it looks like it's something that could keep him out this Sunday against the Broncos. The official injury report will be released tomorrow, and it'll give more clarity on the situation if head coach Jay Gruden doesn't address it with the media.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine contained in win over Arizona.

Perine rushed 14 times for 37 yards, as his long run went for six yards. He also caught two passes for 29 yards. The rookie out of Oklahoma has been held to 45 yards on fewer in each of the past three games, and people probably got ahead of themselves by calling him an RB1 after two good games. Still, Perine is a talented player and worth considering as a low-end RB2/FLEX option for the fantasy championship, including next week against Denver.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine contained on 21 touches in Week 14 loss.

Perine rushed 17 times for 45 yards and caught four passes for seven yards. The rookie failed to get going with Los Angeles jumping out to a big lead, but he handled most of the backfield work after Byron Marshall went down with a hamstring injury. Perine will be an RB2 option next Sunday against Arizona, and being at home should give the Redskins a better chance of playing ahead.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine leaves game with a stomach injury.

Late in the game with the Chargers up big, it's unlikely the rookie running back returns today. He had 17 carries for 45 rushing yards and four receptions for seven receiving yards before leaving, as the Chargers did a very good job of limiting Washington's offense. Perine should be a high-volume option again next week against the Cardinals.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets 15 touches in Week 13.

Perine carried 12 times for 38 yards and added three receptions (one three targets) for 31 yards against the Cowboys. Overall, Dallas played some good defense tonight and the Redskins couldn't get anything going one the ground. Perine left the game briefly at the end of the second half while getting evaluated for a possible concussion, but he thankfully returned to the game after several plays. Perine should get a good amount of volume in Week 14 and will remain a solid option in fantasy lineups.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (concussion) has been cleared to return against Dallas.

The Redskins are currently in a two-minute drill at the end of the first half, but the rookie running back should be back out there tonight. Washington is currently down, 17-0.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

The rookie running back appeared to get banged up in pass protection—or possibly a play earlier and he didn't come out of the game right away. If Perine ends up getting placed in concussion protocol, he probably won't return to tonight's game. Hopefully Perine is OK and able to return soon.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets 24 carries in Thanksgiving start.

The rookie running back from Oklahoma had a very good game while handling the load in the first game without both Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson this season, carrying 21 times for 96 yards while adding three receptions (on four targets) for 30 yards. Perine seemed to get better as the game went on, as the big and bruising back does a good job of picking up positive yardage after initial contact with his downhill running. Perine is a good bet for another 20+ touches against the Cowboys next week, so he'll be an RB2.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (finger) is officially active against the Giants.

As expected, the rookie running back will get the start in the Thanksgiving night NFC East matchup. There's a definite chance he gets 20+ touches, so Perine is a very good option in fantasy lineups for Week 12.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine (finger) is questionable for Week 12.

It'd be a major shock if he didn't tough it out and play in the Thanksgiving primetime matchup against the Giants, but his status needs to be checked when the actives and inactives are released tomorrow night at 7:00 PM ET. As the clear-cut starter set to have a sizable workload, Perine would be a very good option in fantasy lineups if active.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine handeld workhorse role in Week 11.

Unfortunately, Chris Thompson left the game with a leg injury that will almost certainly end his season, and with Rob Kelly already out for the season, Perine was relied upon heavily by the Redskins. The rookie from Oklahoma carried 23 times fro 117 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard reception against the Saints. In Jay Gruden's offense, Perine might be a 20+ touch guy moving forward and should be the top waiver-wire pickup in standard leagues if he's available in your league. Remember, Perine has also shown to be very capable as a receiver too, and he'll have a chance here to show he can be the lead guy in 2018.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets ten touches against the Vikings.

With Rob Kelley leaving the game with a leg injury, Perine received a good amount of work in the Redskins backfield, carrying nine times for 35 yards and adding one reception for 25 yards. If Kelley misses more time, which it looks like might happen, Perine would immediately become a FLEX option. The rookie has shown some very good ability as a receiver, which is a great bonus and should help keep him on the field more.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine gets two carries in Week 9.

Perine gained nine yards on his two attempts versus Seattle. Right now, Rob Kelley is the lead runner in Washington's backfield—though both Perine and Kelley returned kicks in this game.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine catches touchdown in Week 6.

The rookie running back from Oklahoma carried nine times for 23 yards while adding three receptions (on three targets) for 24 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a swing pass near the goal line, where Perine showed good focus to catch the ball and break a tackle before getting into the end zone—plays like that should help the rookie gain trust from the coaching staff. Chris Thompson surprisingly handled 20 touches in the game, but Perine still had a good day with the score. If Rob Kelley (ankle) is out again in Week 7, Perine would be a FLEX option versus the Eagles.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine carries six times in Week 4.

After Rob Kelley left with an ankle injury, Perine took over most of the early-down work in the backfield and had 27 yards on his six attempts. He ran well as he moved forward for positive yardage, but he dropped a toss that he took his eyes off of, and we don't believe he saw the field after that. Perine would be the FLEX conversation if Kelley were to miss time, but the Redskins have a bye this week.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine heads to locker room with apparent wrist injury.

Perine fumbled deep in Redskins territory when he took a helmet right to the arm and ball, and he immediately headed to the sideline and then locker room. The rookie was working as the clear lead runner before leaving, carrying 19 times for 48 yards.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine handles 22 touches as he takes over for an injured Rob Kelley.

Perine rushed 21 times for 67 yards and caught a pass for no gain. The rookie back was seemingly in the doghouse after fumbling in the preseason, but Jay Gruden had no problem feeding him after Kelley went down. Early indications are Kelley might have a fractured rib, so Perine needs to be added in all fantasy leagues with that expectation in mind. He'd be an immediate RB2 in standard leagues and a FLEX option in PPR leagues. Kelley looked good on Sunday, but Perine probably has more talent. It's possible he takes over the backfield if given the opportunity.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine rushed five times for three yards in preseason finale.

He also caught a three-yard pass. The rookie got the start with Robert Kelley and the starters resting, but he didn't find much room to run. Perine doesn't look like a real threat to unseat Kelley early in the season, but we still like him as a late-round pick with the hopes that he can get more comfortable as the season progresses.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine doesn't get much going in Week 3 of the preseason.

The rookie from Oklahoma had five carries for five yards in the exhibition against Cincinnati. He did mix in with the first team and didn't play late in the game with the backups, so that's a positive sign. Still, he's behind Rob Kelley right now for touches and is only a late-round flier.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Perine shows potential in second preseason game.

The rookie had a forgettable preseason debut last week, but he rushed eight times for 45 yards against on Saturday night. He also added a 29-yard reception. Perine did this on a night where Rob Kelley really struggled (nine yards on nine carries), and he will look to get some work with the first-team offense in the regular season tune up next Saturday against the Bengals.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

Samaje Perine fumbles in NFL debut.

Perine rushed six times for 15 yards, fumbling once and dropping a pass as the Ravens dominated Washington on Thursday night. The rookie was fortunate to recover his own fumble, but we know Jay Gruden won't tolerate the ball being put on the ground, especially out of a first-year player. Perine looks to clearly be behind Rob Kelley, but we still like his chances to make an impact in 2017.

Samaje Perine | Bengals RB

The Redskins select Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine with the 114th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Perine had an outstanding career with Oklahoma, rushing for over 1,000 yards in all three seasons. His production decreases each year, with his best season coming as a true freshman when he rushed for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns. Perine was thought of as a potential Round 1-3 pick, so the Redskins may have gotten a steal here. Perine has great balance and power, and should be able to make a year one impact for Washington. Rob Kelly will probably open the season as the starter, but Perine might have a chance to work his way into a big role.