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March 16, 2018 11:52 PM
Bishop Sankey: Hits free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey (knee) is an unrestricted free agent after the Vikings declined to offer him a tender, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sankey was set to be a restricted free agent, but the Vikings opted to let him hit free agency coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL last August. The 25-year-old hasn't played an NFL snap over the past two seasons and has a lot to prove if he is to earn a roster spot in 2018.

August 24, 2017 08:04 PM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Has surgery to repair ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey underwent surgery on his torn ACL last week and has begun rehab, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sankey was waived and reverted to injured reserve after tearing his ACL in the Vikings' preseason opener. With his rehab already underway, Sankey should be able to recover in time for the start of the 2018 season. However, a serious injury like this could put his NFL future in serious jeopardy.

August 14, 2017 02:28 PM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the Vikings' injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sankey tore his right ACL in the Vikings' preseason opener and was waived two days later. He should have plenty of time to recover in time for the 2018 campaign, but since the 25-year-old was on the roster bubble in 2017 prior to the serious injury, his NFL career seemingly hangs in the balance. Second-year running back Bronson Hill was signed to take Sankey's place on the training-camp roster.

August 12, 2017 02:52 PM
Bishop Sankey: Waived by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey (knee) was waived-injured by the Vikings on Saturday.

Sankey will presumably clear waivers and revert to the Vikings' injured reserve. The team picked up running back Bronson Hill in a corresponding move.

August 11, 2017 05:36 PM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Suffers torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey sustained a torn ACL during Thursday's preseason win at Buffalo, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Vikings held out Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon on Thursday, providing Sankey with a window in which to impress the coaching staff. Sankey received four carries for 14 yards and gathered in four of five targets for 15 yards before suffering a knee injury, which has been revealed to be season-ending. Injured reserve is almost certainly in the 2014 second-round pick's future.

August 10, 2017 11:36 PM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Set for MRI on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey (knee) was seen on crutches after Thursday's preseason game and will be sent for an MRI on Friday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.

Sankey got into the mix Thursday with Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon sitting out, but he only saw four carries before suffering the knee injury. He had a brace on his knee in addition to being on crutches in the Minnesota locker room following Thursday's tilt. Friday's MRI should shed some more light on the exact nature of Sankey's knee injury.

August 11, 2017 01:04 AM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Leaves game with knee ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey (knee) is out for the remainder of Thursday's game in Miami.

Sankey worked in as the backup running back for parts of camp since Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon have both been battling injuries. Sankey's working with the disadvantage that he hasn't played since 2015, a season where he was able to record two touchdowns -- one rushing and one receiving. It's likely he stays on with the Vikings if he's healthy, but his regular-season time is mainly dependent on injuries.

August 2, 2017 10:20 PM
Vikings' Bishop Sankey: Getting second-team reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey has been working as the backup running back to Dalvin Cook in training camp with both Latavius Murray (ankle) and Jerick McKinnon (leg) hurt, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Sankey could make the final 53-man roster if C.J. Ham is moved to fullback or if Murray misses games while recovering from offseason ankle surgery. Sankey would likely need several injuries before he'd see meaningful regular season action, however.

November 25, 2016 09:36 PM
Bishop Sankey: Signs on with Vikings' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey signed with the Vikings' practice squad Friday.

Sankey spent the summer with the Titans and has since made stops in both New England and Kansas City. If something were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiata, the former second-rounder could receive a call from Vikings brass, but he'd still be a long way from fantasy relevance.

November 22, 2016 05:56 PM
Bishop Sankey: Cut loose by Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs released Sankey on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Inked by the Chiefs on Nov. 1, Sankey was noted on the inactive list in three consecutive games before his release. The move comes on the heels of Charcandrick West suffering a concussion Sunday, so an addition to the backfield could be in the works. If not, head coach Andy Reed may just roll with Spencer Ware this Sunday in Denver, with Knile Davis the sole RB in reserve if West is sidelined.

November 6, 2016 12:01 PM
Chiefs' Bishop Sankey: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

With Jamaal Charles on IR and Spencer Ware out this week, Knile Davis is on track to serve as the team's top backup at RB on Sunday behind Charcandrick West.

November 5, 2016 01:53 AM
Chiefs' Bishop Sankey: Destined for second-string role Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey figures to serve as the Chiefs' backup running back to Charcandrick West in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, as usual starter Spencer Ware (concussion) will not play, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Sankey was signed by Kansas City only a few days ago, but he already figures to have a prominent pegging in his team debut given the Chiefs' backfield injuries. Considering he only joined the team this week, Sankey almost certainly isn't up to speed on the Chiefs' offensive playbook, so his involvement should be somewhat limited, but the fact that he's Kansas City's lone healthy tailback besides West at least helps his fantasy stock heading into Sunday's contest.

November 1, 2016 11:39 AM
Bishop Sankey: Signed by Chiefs on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey was signed by the Chiefs on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Sankey was released by the Titans at the end of the preseason and has spent the entirety of the regular season on New England's practice squad. He was the first running back selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, going in the second round at No. 54 overall. It isn't totally out of the question that Sankey could have an immediate role, as both Jamaal Charles (knee) and Spencer Ware (concussion) are looking shaky for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. However, Sankey will still have to work behind Charcandrick West, who enjoyed a highly productive stretch serving as the Chiefs' lead back during the middle part of last season.

September 4, 2016 04:38 PM
Bishop Sankey: Joins Pats practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots signed Sankey to the practice squad Sunday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

A second-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Sankey was usurped by Antonio Andrews in the running back pecking order in Tennessee last season. With the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry, the writing has been on the wall for Sankey for some time, and he finally failed to make the 53-man roster Friday. Upon joining the Pats, an injury to one of the current active members (LeGarrette Blount, James White, Brandon Bolden, and D.J. Foster) could result in Sankey's activation.

September 2, 2016 12:40 PM
Bishop Sankey: Released by Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Titans released Sankey on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Sankey was a second-round pick two seasons ago and started 12 games for the Titans over the last two seasons, but he was deemed expendable following the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Sankey's pedigree will likely earn him a look with another team in the near future.

August 29, 2016 10:04 PM
Titans' Bishop Sankey: Doesn't see field in Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey didn't play a single offensive snap in Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.

This is a terrible sign considering Sankey is in a three-way battle with Antonio Andrews and David Cobb for at-most two spots. Sankey has been the most productive of the bunch with five carries for 54 yards and a touchdown this preseason, but he'll likely need a strong performance against the Dolphins this week to secure a place on the roster.

August 22, 2016 12:17 AM
Titans' Bishop Sankey: Cools off in preseason Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey rushed twice for two yards, and added one catch for six yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Carolina.

Sankey didn't exactly impress, but probably didn't hurt his chances of winning the No. 3 running back job with David Cobb fumbling in his first preseason action and Antonio Andrews not getting a single touch. Even if the 2014 second-rounder does win the job, he'll still trail both DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry by a significant margin in Tennessee's backfield pecking order.

August 15, 2016 01:36 AM
Titans' Bishop Sankey: Looks good in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey rushed three times for 52 yards and a touchdown, but wasn't thrown to in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

Sankey's 41-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter will give his stock a boost, but he's still locked in a competition with Antonio Andrews, David Cobb and David Fluellen for the third running back spot behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. With Murray and Henry both also looking fantastic while finding paydirt Saturday, it's unlikely the winner of that competition will get significant run barring injuries.

August 11, 2016 01:52 PM
Titans' Bishop Sankey: To receive extended work in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey will receive extended work throughout the preseason according to coach Mike Mularkey, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

Sankey figures to be the team's workhorse throughout the preseason as the Titans will limit the reps of projected starter DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. Sankey will have plenty of competition in order to secure a spot in the backfield, with Dexter McCluster, David Cobb, and Antonio Andrews all potential options to fill out the roster as well.

August 5, 2016 05:12 PM
Titans' Bishop Sankey: Hitting hole hard
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sankey has been running more decisively early in camp, the Titans' official site reports.

Sankey has been hesitant to hit the hole hard in the past, but his marked improvement in that regard has earned the 2014 second-rounder praise from coach Mike Mularkey. While DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry will be tough to displace from atop the depth chart, Sankey has an early leg up over Antonio Andrews in the race for the team's No. 3 running back spot.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/213
Birthdate:
9/15/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Wadsworth, OH, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
4
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