Perine (ankle) took seven carries for 30 yards and failed to catch his lone in Thursday's preseason loss to Baltimore, also losing a fumble along the way.
With Chris Thompson (leg) and Adrian Peterson already locked into roster spots, Washington used Thursday's game to evaluate Perine, Rob Kelley and Kapri Bibbs. Perine got the start and had a reasonably efficient night, but Kelley fared a bit better with 11 carries for 49 yards. Given that Bibbs offers the most as a pass catcher, it isn't out of the question for either Perine or Kelley to be released within the next few days. Perine seemed to make it through Thursday's game without aggravating his ankle injury, but the lost fumble is concerning for a player with a history of ball-security issues.
Perine (ankle) was spotted at practice Sunday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
In the wake of Derrius Guice's ACL tear, Washington is still sorting out its running back options. Perine's return to the field helps keep him in the equation on that front, along with fellow returnees Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson. Meanwhile, recent addition Adrian Peterson made a strong case for a key role out of the gate with an 11-carry, 56 yard effort in Friday's preseason loss to the Broncos.
Perine left Thursday's game to be evaluated for an ankle sprain.
Perine moved up the depth chart when Derrius Guice (knee) was ruled out for the season. If he sprained his ankle he could miss some practice time, but the issue shouldn't effect him longterm.
Perine's workload for the upcoming season is expected to increase following Derrius Guice's ACL tear, Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Injury struck the 2018 second-round pick during Thursday's preseason game in New England, ending the rookie's campaign before it even started. The rest of the backfield will benefit, barring a free-agent signing before Week 1. While Chris Thompson (leg) is the pass-catching back, Perine and Rob Kelley are on pace for an increase in their respective workloads. Perine got far more work than Kelley a season ago -- 197 touches versus 66 -- but the search for production on first and second downs will fall in the laps of the duo.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|