Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he still thinks Perine will help the team at some point this season, Liz Clarke of The Washington Post reports. "Yeah, we don't forget fumbles," Gruden said. "He won't forget that either. He's not that type of guy, I don't think, but we'll see. We've just got to get him some opportunities and see where he's at. But we think he's a physical runner, and he's going to help this football team over the course of the season."

Gruden was referring to Perine's fumble in the first week of the preseason -- part of an ugly performance that also included a dropped pass and struggles in pass protection. The rookie fared better as the exhibition schedule wore on, but he nonetheless was limited to special-teams work in Week 1 against the Eagles. Perine figures to be similarly limited Week 2 in Los Angeles, but he could eventually have a role if Rob Kelley doesn't get on track.

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