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Paul Perkins RB

Indianapolis Colts

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January 10, 2021 09:12 PM
Colts' Paul Perkins: Secures future deal with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins officially secured a reserve/future contract with Indianapolis on Sunday.

Toward the end of the 2020 campaign, Perkins spent time with the Colts' practice squad and now has a future contract with the team. The 26-year-old didn't suit up for a game this year and will likely serve as a depth option in the backfield in the upcoming season.

November 20, 2020 03:32 PM
Paul Perkins: Inks deal with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins signed a contract with the Colts' practice squad Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Perkins bounced around practice squads last season and also logged 29 yards on 12 rushing attempt in four games with the Lions. Perkins will add a veteran presence and depth to the organization, as the team is currently set with Jonathan Taylor, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines at running back.

January 7, 2020 04:08 PM
Paul Perkins: Signs with practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins inked a deal with the Ravens' practice squad Tuesday.

Perkins has bounced around this year, making stops with the Giants, Lions and Jaguars, but he only suited up in four games with the Lions. He'll add necessary depth to the Ravens' backfield since Mark Ingram is working through a nagging calf injury.

December 3, 2019 07:04 PM
Paul Perkins: Hits Jaguars' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars signed Perkins to the practice squad Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Perkins appeared in four games with the Lions earlier this season, racking up 29 yards on 12 carries while catching his only target for nine yards. He'll wait in the wings for a depth opportunity to open up in Jacksonville's backfield.

November 16, 2019 07:12 PM
Paul Perkins: Waived again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins was waived by the Lions on Saturday.

This is now the third time Perkins has been waived by the Lions since the team picked him up off waivers from the Giants in mid-September. The 2016 fifth-round pick is certainly a candidate to rejoin the team at some point down the road, but considering the Lions signed Bo Scarbrough off the practice to replace Perkins, it's clear the team is looking for a different answer at the running back position.

November 11, 2019 03:40 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Season high in carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins carried seven times for nine yards while securing his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Bears.

Ty Johnson (concussion) exited halfway through the first quarter, and Perkins ultimately saw his most carries since Week 4 of 2017. Not only did he fail to do much with his opportunities, but J.D. McKissic ultimately wound up with 70 percent of the offensive snaps while Perkins (15 snaps) barely saw more than Johnson did before leaving (12). It's possible Perkins could be more involved on early downs if Johnson is forced to miss any time, but it's looking like McKissic is the guy to own in the Detroit backfield in advance of the team's Week 11 game against Dallas.

November 4, 2019 04:24 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Pops for 13-yard gain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins carried three times for 16 yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland.

Playing in his third game with the Lions this season, Perkins carried the ball on each of his three offensive snaps and did most of his work on his first touch that went for 13 yards out of a shotgun formation during the second quarter. However, both Ty Johnson (44 offensive snaps) and J.D. McKissic (27) saw far more playing time than the former Giants starter, so it's probably best to leave Perkins on the waiver wire.

November 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Signed off practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins was signed from the practice squad Saturday.

It's yet another stint on the active roster for Perkins, although this one seems like an opportunity for the 2016 fifth-round pick to stick for an extended run, as the Lions placed nominal starting running back Tra Carson (hamstring) on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Both Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic figure to handle the bulk of the load this Sunday, but the duo was assumed the primary ball carriers last week, only for Carson to register 12 inefficient carries to a combined eight from Johnson and McKissic.

November 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Paul Perkins: Rejoins Detroit's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions signed Perkins to the practice squad Friday.

Perkins was cut by the Lions on Wednesday. Since being waived by the Giants in mid-September, he's bounced between Detroit's 53-man roster and practice squad. With Tra Carson nursing a hamstring issue, it's conceivable that Perkins could make his way back to the active roster in the near future.

October 30, 2019 10:08 AM
Paul Perkins: Cut by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins was cut by the Lions on Wednesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Perkins has been bouncing between the Lions' 53-man roster and practice squad ever since he was waived by the Giants in mid-September. He finally got some work on offense in Sunday's 31-26 win over his former team, taking three carries for four yards on six snaps. The Lions now move forward with Tra Carson, Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic in their backfield, though Perkins could rejoin the practice squad at some point.

October 28, 2019 12:20 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Makes offensive debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins carried three times for four yards during Sunday's 31-26 victory over the Giants.

These were the first offensive snaps Perkins saw in 2019 and they came in the wake of Kerryon Johnson's (knee) placement on injured reserve. While the 24-year-old wasn't particularly effective with his touches, the same is true for every other Lions running back and it seems possible that Perkins could continue to get a couple of touches per game unless one of Ty Johnson, Tra Carson or J.D. McKissic emerges as a clear lead back.

October 23, 2019 06:04 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Added back to Detroit's roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions promoted Perkins from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Perkins was waived by the Lions just under a week ago but will rejoin the team following the placement of Kerryon Johnson (knee) on injured reserve. The 2016 fifth-round pick will provide depth behind Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic going forward.

October 20, 2019 12:56 AM
Paul Perkins: Lands on Detroit's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins signed with the Lions' practice squad Saturday.

Perkins lost his spot on the 53-man roster Thursday but will remain with the organization after clearing waivers. The 2016 fifth-round pick hasn't received a rushing attempt since 2017 with the Giants.

October 17, 2019 06:00 PM
Paul Perkins: Waived by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions waived Perkins on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Perkins was waived to make room for Tra Carson on the 53-man roster. The fourth-year pro appeared in just one contest during his time with the Lions, playing one snap on special teams versus the Packers in Week 6.

September 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs.

Perkins has yet to play for Detroit since joining the team two weeks ago. He appears to be at the backend of the team's running back depth chart and isn't likely to see action unless there's an injury at the position.

September 22, 2019 12:48 PM
Lions' Paul Perkins: No-go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Perkins was claimed by the Lions off waivers Tuesday, and he may have yet to fully digest his new team's playbook. When Perkins isn't a healthy scratch he'll provide Detroit with depth behind Kerryon Johnson and Ty Johnson.

September 18, 2019 10:24 AM
Lions' Paul Perkins: Claimed off waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions claimed Perkins off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Perkins spent the 2018 season on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, and he wasn't going to be called upon in the Giants' offense with Saquon Barkley commanding a bulk of the reps, so the Giants cut him. Perkins last played in the 2017 season and averaged a measly 2.2 YPC. He'll land in a depth situation for Detroit, as Kerryon Johnson will take a bulk of the carries while rookie Ty Johnson looks poised to be the No. 2 back after garnering seven touches in Week 2. There's little fantasy upside for Perkins in this situation unless one of the Johnsons gets injured.

September 17, 2019 08:28 PM
Paul Perkins: Let go by New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins was waived by the Giants on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Perkins was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season in New York. In Perkins' absence, Wayne Gallman will operate as the unquestioned backup to Saquon Barkley. The 2016 fifth-round pick will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.

September 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Giants' Paul Perkins: Sitting again in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Bills.

Perkins will serve as a healthy scratch for the second time in as many games to open the season. Wayne Gallman took on the light workload (five total touches) that comes with backing up Saquon Barkley in Week 1 and projects to do so again in Perkins' absence.

September 9, 2019 04:48 PM
Giants' Paul Perkins: Inactive for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perkins was a healthy inactive for Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Perkins appeared to be pushing for the backup job behind Saquon Barkley in the preseason, but he didn't even suit up for Week 1. Wayne Gallman worked as the No. 2 running back Sunday and had five touches for 41 yards and a touchdown.

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Career Rushing Stats
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2019DET4012292.413003
2018NYG00000.0-000
2017NYG11441902.214003
2016NYG1411124564.1220222
Total2951655753.5220228
Career Receiving Stats
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Total295242179.0670117
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/208
Birthdate:
11/16/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Mesa, AZ, USA
School:
UCLA
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: