Perkins had 41 carries for only 90 yards on the year and wound up spending most of the season's second half on special teams.
Perkins' stint as a viable starter has likely come and gone. Wayne Gallman is probably the team's leading running back, though the team could re-sign Orleans Darkwa or add competition via the draft or free agency.
Perkins returned to action Sunday, but only saw work on special teams.
He's the fourth string back for now behind Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen.
Perkins (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday.
Perkins got the most out of the Giants' Week 8 bye, as he seemingly practiced without limitations in the open part of drills Wednesday, according to Dan Duggan of NJ.com. Indeed, Perkins managed to log every practice rep for the first time since bruising his ribs Oct. 1. Upon his return to action Sunday against the Rams, Perkins will be hard pressed to earn more than a few reps due to his own lacking performance (1.9 yards per carry through four games) and the breakout of Orleans Darkwa in his absence.
Perkins (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Perkins was able to practice on a limited basis this week, but he hasn't yet recovered to the point where he'll be ready for game action. With Perkins able to get some work in this week and the Giants on bye in Week 8 though, it seems likely he could return for the team's subsequent contest Nov. 5 against the Rams. Orleans Darkwa is the favorite to serve as the Giants' top running back this week, but Week 6 was the first time all season he led the New York backfield in snaps. As such, Shane Vereen and Wayne Gallman could both still be involved in some fashion Sunday.
|2016||New York Giants||14||1||112||456||4.1||22||0||2||22|
|2017||New York Giants||11||4||41||90||2.2||14||0||0||3|
|2016||New York Giants||14||1||15||162||10.8||67||0||1||1||6|
|2017||New York Giants||11||4||8||46||5.8||11||0||0||0||1|
|2016||New York Giants||14||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Giants||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|