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: Not playing Sunday

    Samaje Perine was not activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and thus will not be eligible to play Sunday against the Lions.Perine needed to be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday in order to have a shot at playing. Instead the team opted to elevate Trayveon Williams from the practice squad with the intention of him acting as Joe Mixon's (ankle) primary backup. Perine saw a season-high 11 carries in the Week 5 loss to the Packers, but that workload was largely due to Mixon's ankle sprain and is not expected to translate to Williams with Mixon on the mend.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Tests positive for virus

    Samaje Perine's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Monday was the result of a positive test, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Since Perine was deactivated as a result of a positive test rather than through contact-tracing reasons, he may not clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocol ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals' next game Sunday in Detroit. The development is a less-than-ideal one for the Bengals, given that top back Joe Mixon was able to handle only a limited role in the Week 5 loss to the Packers while managing an ankle injury. While Mixon's workload was restricted, Perine picked up a season-high 11 carries and gained 59 yards. He also drew five targets, hauling in four of them for 24 yards and a score. With Perine sidelined and Mixon banged up, rookie Chris Evans is the only healthy back on the roster, so expect Cincinnati to add another body at the position ahead of the matchup with the Lions.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Samaje Perine was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.Perine racked up 73 yards from scrimmage and reached the end zone in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers, but he'll have to spend some time away from the team after being placed on the COVID-19 list. It's not yet clear whether he's tested positive for the virus or whether he's considered a close contact, and the Cincinnati Bengals haven't revealed when the 26-year-old will be able to return.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Good in expanded role

    Samaje Perine rushed 11 times for 59 yards and caught four of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers.Perine opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown reception and proceeded to lead Cincinnati's backfield despite starter Joe Mixon playing through an ankle injury. Whereas Mixon managed 35 scrimmage yards and a score from his 11 touches, Perine comfortably set season highs across the board, taking advantage of his newfound opportunity. Although it's possible Mixon gets closer to full health to command a larger workload in Week 6 versus the winless Lions, Perine's performance Sunday could garner him more chances to show his stuff from his second-string role.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Mixon back in the mix

    Samaje Perine will potentially have to share the backfield with Joe Mixon (ankle) on Sunday against the Packers, as Mixon is active for the contest.Perine was at one point thought to have a larger role in Week 5, as Mixon suffered an ankle injury last week against Jacksonville and didn't log a single practice as a result. That ultimately won't prevent Mixon from taking the field, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network did note early Sunday morning that the team's typical RB1 "won't be at 100 percent." Perine has yet to see more than 24 percent of the snap share in any single game this season, but that could be headed for an increase Sunday if there's any truth to Rapoport's assertion.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: More playing time this week?

    Samaje Perine had three carries for seven yards and one catch for 15 yards Week 4 against the Jaguars, but he's next in line for playing time should Joe Mixon's low-ankle sprain sideline him Week 5.Most of Perine's playing time (13 offensive snaps) came on the Cincinnati Bengals' final drive Thursday night. Even if Mixon plays this week, Perine probably will carry more than his usual load.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Limited opportunities

    Samaje Perine played nine offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Steelers, netting one carry and one catch for a total of seven yards.So far the Cincinnati Bengals have held firm that Joe Mixon is a workhorse back, and the tiny remainder has been split between Perine and Chris Evans. It'll take an injury to Mixon for Perine to be a factor.

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    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Plays three offensive snaps

    Samaje Perine failed to secure his one target and did not record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.Perine was a non-factor, playing only three snaps on offense. Joe Mixon, on the other hand, continues to be the focal point of the running game while playing 46 offensive snaps in the contest. With such little usage, Perine remains far off the fantasy radar. The 26-year-old would need an injury to Mixon to create a path to fantasy relevance.

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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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