Samaje Perine

#34 RB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 240 lb Age: 26 College: Oklahoma Bye 10

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Limited behind Mixon

    Samaje Perine had five carries for 22 yards and one catch for seven yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Vikings.Perine was limited to 15 offensive snaps, compared to 54 for Joe Mixon. The good news for Perine is that he's clearly the top backup to Mixon, as teammate Chris Evans didn't get any snaps on offense. The bad news is that the Cincinnati Bengals followed through on their intent to make Mixon a workhorse.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Limited workload Saturday

    Samaje Perine gained five yards on three carries in Saturday's preseason win over the Buccaneers.The 25-year-old handled only the Cincinnati Bengals' second possession after Joe Mixon was on the field for the first, and the fact that Perine didn't see more snaps is a good sign he's locked into the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Perine had a big finish to 2020 but would need another Mixon injury to see significant touches during the regular season.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Set up for role behind Mixon

    Samaje Perine should have a role in the Cincinnati offense this season, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic.Cincinnati Bengals OC Brian Callahan has made it clear he wants to use Joe Mixon more, but the team will still need a backup RB to take some snaps, and for the first time in years it won't be passing-down specialist Giovani Bernard (now with Tampa Bay). Perine is much different from Bernard, of course, offering size and power rather than agility and receiving skills. Fortunately for the Bengals, Mixon is a well-rounded back who can be trusted for any down and distance, giving the team flexibility in terms of which snaps the backup handles. Perine was an effective runner in limited action last year, taking 63 carries for 301 yards (4.8 YPC) and three TDs, including a 13-95-2 rushing line Week 16 at Houston. The other competitors for backup work in Cincinnati are rookie sixth-round pick Chris Evans, undrafted rookie Pooka Williams and 2019 sixth-round pick Trayveon Williams.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Back with Bengals

    Samaje Perine re-signed Wednesday with the Cincinnati Bengals on a two-year deal, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.Perine proved himself as a capable depth piece last season, averaging 4.8 yards per carry while working behind Giovani Bernard after Joe Mixon went down with a foot injury. He'll likely handle a similar role going forward, with the potential opportunity to compete against Bernard for the top backup spot this offseason.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Shows promise late

    Samaje Perine finished the 2020 season with nine carries for 51 yards in a Week 17 loss against the Ravens. He ended the season with 63 carries for 301 yards and three touchdowns, along with 11 catches for 66 yards.Perine isn't especially fast or shifty, but he proved capable as the backup to Giovani Bernard after Joe Mixon got hurt. Perine is a free agent this offseason.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Finds end zone twice

    Samaje Perine rushed the ball 13 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Texans. He added four receptions for 41 yards.Perine was out-carried 16-13 by Giovani Bernard, but he made better use of his chances. The splash play of his performance came on the Cincinnati Bengals' fourth offensive play of the second half, when he broke a number of tackles and rumbled 46 yards for a touchdown. Three drives later, Perine made his second trip to the end zone on three-yard plunge. Entering the week, Perine had failed to command more than 10 carries in any contest and could see his volume decrease in Week 17 against the Ravens.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Limited to four carries

    Samaje Perine rushed four times for 14 yards in the Cincinnati Bengals' 27-17 win over the Steelers on Monday night.Perine had tied a season high with 10 carries in Week 14 against the Cowboys, but that workload was partly a byproduct of an early Giovani Bernard fumble that earned the veteran a benching. However, coach Zac Taylor gave Bernard ample opportunity to redeem himself Monday night in the form of 25 carries, which led to Perine reverting to a clear backup role. Considering he'd logged zero and three carries in Weeks 12 and 13 before last week's volume spike, the fourth-year pro will be difficult to trust despite an appealing Week 16 matchup against the Texans' AFC-worst rush defense.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Part of three-man committee

    Samaje Perine carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards in Week 14 against the Cowboys. He added two receptions for nine yards.Perine worked behind both Giovani Bernard and Trayveon Williams, but he got plenty of work after both fumbled early in the game. He wasn't particularly effective, averaging only 3.2 yards per carry. On the other hand, he logged the team's longest rush of the game, which went for 11 yards. Assuming both Williams and Bernard are able to hang onto the ball in Week 15, Perine is likely to return to a smaller role.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Three touches Week 13

    Samaje Perine had three carries for seven yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Dolphins.The 25-year-old played 17 of 52 offensive snaps while Giovani Bernard handled 14 touches in the defeat. The Cincinnati Bengals previously indicated they expect Joe Mixon (foot) to be back from injured reserve this week, which would push Perine further down the depth chart.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Nearly invisible in loss

    Samaje Perine saw the field for only seven offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Giants, catching one pass for two yards without getting any carries.Perine went from being a contested free-agent pickup in the middle of the week when Giovani Bernard's concussion was announced to a droppable player by Sunday, when it was clear that Bernard would play after all.

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