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34 Samaje Perine RB

Cincinnati Bengals

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November 22, 2020 06:20 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Six touches in Week 11 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine rushed five times for 19 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to Washington.

Perine actually had one more rushing yard on four fewer carries than an ineffective Giovani Bernard, but Bernard handily outperformed Perine as a pass-catcher out of the backfield and should continue to see the majority of backfield reps in Joe Mixon's (foot) absence. With Mixon on IR, Perine should maintain change-of-pace duties behind Bernard against the Giants in Week 12.

November 20, 2020 02:28 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Set for top backup role Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine is expected to serve as the top backup to Giovani Bernard in the Bengals' game Sunday at Washington after head coach Zac Taylor confirmed Joe Mixon (foot) wouldn't play, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Mixon had already missed the Bengals' previous three games, but Perine only saw notable volume behind Bernard in the last two contests, garnering 11 and eight touches in Weeks 8 and 10, respectively. Even that modest level of usage may be somewhat unreliable going forward should Mixon miss more time, as Perine only received four touches through the first three quarters of last week's 36-10 loss to the Steelers before getting more work in the final 15 minutes of the blowout while Bernard rested. Assuming Sunday's game versus the Football Team proves more competitive, Perine and third-stringer Trayveon Williams may be subbed in only occasionally while Bernard takes on a three-down role.

November 16, 2020 01:16 AM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Leads Bengals in rushing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine carried the ball seven times for 48 yards in Week 10 against the Steelers. He added one reception for seven yards.

Perine's eight total touches lagged behind Giovani Bernard's 12, but he managed to work more efficiently with his opportunities. He played a key role in the Bengals' lone drive that ended with a touchdown, ripping off a run of 14 yards and a reception that gained an additional seven yards. Perine could be in line for more change-of-pace work if Joe Mixon (foot) remains out in Week 11 against Washington.

November 1, 2020 10:20 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Finds end zone vs. Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine carried 10 times for 32 yards and a touchdown while catching his only target for a two-yard gain during Sunday's 31-20 win over the Titans.

With Joe Mixon (foot) out, Perine saw his most action of the season and capitalized with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter. Gio Bernard also acquitted himself quite well and scored touchdowns of his own, though Perine remained a factor in the running game throughout the contest. Mixon could return to face the Steelers in Week 10 after the upcoming bye, which would send Perine back to a reserve role and fantasy irrelevance.

October 27, 2020 02:16 AM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Minimal work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine had one carry for three yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Perine was on the field for 19 offensive snaps, but most of those were in cases where his role was to block. Even if Joe Mixon sits out again next week, Perine's role will be minimal barring an injury to Giovani Bernard.

October 23, 2020 05:04 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Increased opportunity on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine could handle third-down snaps versus the Browns on Sunday with Joe Mixon (foot) having been ruled out, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Giovani Bernard stands to handle the bulk of backfield work with Mixon out, but Perine appears on track to potentially play a change-of-pace role. He's suited up for every game this season but has only handled one carry while primary contributing on special teams. Trayveon Williams could also be active, but he hasn't yet handled a carry in his NFL career.

October 20, 2020 03:20 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Logs first carry of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine rushed once for no gain in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Colts.

Perine recorded his first carry of the season in the fourth quarter after Joe Mixon exited early with a foot injury. Coach Zac Taylor is optimistic about Mixon's availability for this Sunday's matchup against the Browns, but if Mixon is sidelined, Perine and Trayveon Williams could have roles in the backfield behind Giovani Bernard.

April 29, 2020 03:12 AM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Claimed by Cincy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 2017 fourth-round pick was waived by Miami over the weekend and will now make his way back to Cincinnati. Perine began the 2019 campaign with the Bengals but played only five offensive snaps in six games before being let go, and he eventually signed with the Dolphins. He's struggled to find his footing to this point in his career, and he has only 13 rushing attempts for 48 yards over the past two seasons.

April 26, 2020 07:00 PM
Samaje Perine: Let go by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins waived Perine on Sunday.

Miami's acquisition of Matt Breida from San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick appears to have made Perine expendable. Across a six-game stint with the Bengals and one appearance with the Dolphins in 2019, Perine accumulated 16 yards on five carries while mostly contributing on special teams. He'll look to garner another depth role elsewhere in the league.

January 2, 2020 01:28 PM
Dolphins' Samaje Perine: Small role in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine carried the ball five times for 16 yards during Week 17's divisional win over the Patriots.

Perine made his debut with Miami during the regular-season finale. He also had a four-game stint in Cincinnati in 2019, during which he contributed on special teams. As an unrestricted free agent, the 2017 fourth-round pick's future with Miami is unclear.

December 24, 2019 06:44 PM
Dolphins' Samaje Perine: Finds new home in Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine was signed Monday by the Dolphins off the Bengals' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Perine hasn't made much impact as a 2017 fourth-round pick, despite opportunities during stints with Washington and Cincinnati. Overall, he's averaged 3.5 YPC on 183 career rushes, hauled in 25 of 28 targets for 187 yards and scored two TDs in 27 career games. In his new home, Perine will provide depth to a Dolphins backfield that may be without Myles Gaskin (ankle) during Sunday's season finale in New England.

October 19, 2019 06:04 PM
Samaje Perine: Remains with Cincy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine signed with the Bengals' practice squad Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Perine was waived off Cincinnati's 53-man roster Thursday but will remain with the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 2017 fourth-round pick primarily played special teams during his six games on the active roster.

October 17, 2019 11:56 AM
Samaje Perine: Let go by Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals waived Perine on Thursday.

Perine appeared in all six contests for Cincinnati this season, contributing on special teams during that stretch. Defensive end Anthony Zettel will take his spot on the 53-man roster.

September 17, 2019 06:16 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Special teams only
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine once again was limited to special teams duty only in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Niners.

Perine's roster spot could be in jeopardy once Trayveon Williams (foot) is ready to suit up - it's pretty clear he's not in the Bengals' offensive plans.

September 10, 2019 02:16 AM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Virtually unused Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine saw just one snap against the Seahawks on Sunday and wasn't given a carry.

The new addition from the Redskins was up against it with a short time to learn the Bengals offense, but even after Joe Mixon got hurt in the third quarter, the Bengals still didn't look for him.

September 1, 2019 03:20 PM
Bengals' Samaje Perine: Rejoins Mixon in Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals claimed Perine off waivers Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Perine earned steady praise from Redskins coach Jay Gruden throughout spring and summer, but the team ultimately didn't need another power runner behind Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson. The 2017 fourth-round pick now gets a better opportunity in Cincinnati, where Rodney Anderson just suffered a season-ending knee injury and fellow rookie Trayveon Williams is dealing with a foot issue. Perine will slot in third or fourth on the depth chart, behind college teammate Joe Mixon and No. 2 running back Giovani Bernard.

September 1, 2019 03:20 PM
Samaje Perine: Jettisoned by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine was cut by the Redskins on Saturday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

It's not entirely surprising to see Perine hit waivers considering the Redskins utilized Byron Marshall and Craig Reynolds extensively in the fourth preseason game in lieu of the 2017 fourth-round pick. A dismal 3.4 yards-per-carry average in his rookie season seemed to doom Perine from the start, as the third-year back was completely relegated to a depth piece last season despite a season-ending injuries to both Chris Thompson and Derrius Guice during different junctures of the campaign. The 23-year-old could catch on as a backup with another team, but he'd have to fall into an awfully desperate situation to be considered someone of fantasy value in 2019.

August 30, 2019 11:36 AM
Redskins' Samaje Perine: Finishes up with 13 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine ran for 13 yards on five carries during Thursday's 20-7 preseason loss to Baltimore.

Perine was quiet for much of Thursday as Washington gave extra opportunities to Byron Marshall and Craig Reynolds, players competing with Perine for the RB4 job, should it even exist. The Oklahoma product saw his usage plummet in 2018 as compared to his rookie season, 197 touches to 11 and that was before Derrius Guice entered the fold while healthy. It wouldn't be too surprising to see his tenure in the coming days.

August 26, 2019 12:04 PM
Redskins' Samaje Perine: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine (undisclosed) was spotted at practice Monday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Perine slots in behind Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson on Washington's running back depth chart, which limits his fantasy utility for now, but his return to practice Monday will at least allow him to attempt to secure his role as a depth option in the team's backfield.

August 25, 2019 05:04 PM
Redskins' Samaje Perine: Working with rehab group Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Perine worked out on the side of Sunday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Perine hadn't shown any sign of injury prior to Sunday. The team has not expressed much concern over the running back's health and it may just be a minor issue. Perine is currently fighting for a depth spot with Washington and any prolonged absence will hurt his chances at the regular-season roster.

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1Sun 09/13vs LACL 13-16000000
2Thu 09/17@ CLEL 30-35000000
3Sun 09/27@ PHIT 23-23000000
4Sun 10/04vs JACW 33-25000000
5Sun 10/11@ BALL 3-27000000
6Sun 10/18@ INDL 27-31100000
7Sun 10/25vs CLEL 34-37130130
8Sun 11/01vs TENW 31-2010321120
10Sun 11/15@ PITL 10-367480170
11Sun 11/22@ WASL 9-205190120
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020CIN100241024.216107
2019MIA705163.29001
2018WAS508324.011002
2017WAS1681756033.5301122
Total3882127533.5302132
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020CIN1004143.570001
2019MIA70000.000000
2018WAS50351.780000
2017WAS168221828.3251209
Total388292016.92512010
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020CIN1000---00
2019MIA700---00
2018WAS500---00
2017WAS1624824.0280
Total3824824.0280
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/240
Birthdate:
09/16/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Jackson, AL, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: