Perine rushed seven times for 27 yards and caught two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.
Nobody on New York's offense played well, but it's discouraging that Perine was outproduced by both Frank Gore (11 carries for 46 yards) and Ty Johnson (three carries for 42 yards). Almost half of Perine's rushing yards came on a meaningless 13-yard carry to end the first half. The rookie has made a habit of hesitating at the line of scrimmage and waiting for larger holes to open up, but those holes aren't being created by an injury-riddled Jets offensive line. Until Perine shows the ability to at least keep the offense on schedule with modest gains, he'll have a hard time carving out a larger role.
Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Perine will play a larger role moving forward following the release of starting running back Le'Veon Bell, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "Perine's definitely going to get bigger role," Gase said. "Frank [Gore', you're not going to lean on him, because where he's at in his career. Getting Perine involved is going to be critical."
While Bell was sidelined with a hamstring injury in Weeks 2 through 4, Perine only logged 15 carries to Gore's 49, but Gase surely realizes that continuing to feed a 37-year-old running back over a fourth-round rookie is a surefire way to lose one's job when coaching an 0-5 team. While Perine's 3.7 yards per carry and two catches for minus-1 yards on the season aren't anything to write home about, he has a golden opportunity to seize the Jets' lead-back role and build his value.
Perine returned two kicks for 22 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals
The rookie fourth-round pick had 15 carries over the previous three games in the absence of Le'Veon Bell, but he didn't play a single offensive snap Sunday with Bell back from injured reserve. Coach Adam Gase said the Jets want to avoid putting "too much" on Perine and "stunt his growth," so it hardly sound as though the team is looking to give him a larger offensive role. He's unlikely to be much of a factor while Bell and Frank Gore remain healthy.
Perine rushed five times for 15 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Thursday's 37-28 loss to Denver.
Perine mixed in behind Frank Gore (13 carries for 30 yards) on early downs while Kalen Ballage served in a pass-catching role. With Gore averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and Ballage committing a couple of critical gaffes, there's opportunity for Perine to earn a larger workload while Le'Veon Bell heals from a hamstring injury. Whether the rookie fourth-rounder is given a a chance to seize that opportunity by a stubborn coaching staff is a different story.
Perine rushed seven times for 24 yards and caught both of his targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.
The Jets got blown out for a third consecutive week, but they continued to feed 37-year-old Frank Gore (15 carries for 57 yards) over the rookie Perine. It's tough to trust anyone in an offense that's averaging only 12.3 points per game despite scoring two garbage-time touchdowns in three games, and it looks like coach Adam Gase has no plans to remove Gore from the starting role as long as Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) remains on IR, further capping Perine's appeal.
Updating a previous report, Perine (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Head coach Adam Gase suggested prior to the practice that Perine would be a limited participant, but the Jets evidently felt that the rookie was capable of handling more work as the session unfolded. With the full workout under his belt, Perine should enter Sunday's game in Indianapolis without an injury designation, and he'll likely be in store for an enhanced role after making the most of his limited snaps in the Week 2 loss to the 49ers (three carries for 17 yards). Frank Gore is expected to remain the Jets' lead back Week 3, but expect Perine to cut into his workload after the veteran played 57 percent of the team's offensive snaps against San Francisco.
Perine (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Despite having his reps capped in both of the Jets' first two practices of the week, Perine is still believed to be on track to play Sunday against the Colts. If Perine is active this weekend, coach Adam Gase hinted Thursday that the rookie could be more involved after he carried three times for 17 yards while playing nine offensive snaps in last week's loss to the 49ers, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Frank Gore still projects to serve as the Jets' lead option on the ground, though he may cede some touches to Perine and/or Kalen Ballage (ribs) after carrying 21 times against San Francisco.
Perine (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Perine still appears to be bothered by the ankle injury that pushed his NFL debut back a week, though he looked spry in limited action with 17 yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. If Perine can play through the injury once more against the Colts in Week 3, he could earn more touches in a backfield currently headlined by Frank Gore, with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on injured reserve.
Perine (ankle) rushed three times for 17 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.
Perine looked decent in limited action in his NFL debut, but Frank Gore (21 carries for 63 yards) dominated the touches in the New York backfield. Coach Adam Gase values Gore's reliability, but it could behoove the Jets to see what they have in the rookie fourth-rounder out of Florida while Le'Veon Bell recovers from a hamstring injury. Look for Perine to be more involved against the Colts in Week 3.
Perine (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.
Perine's nagging ankle injury prevented him from playing in last week's loss to the Bills, but the rookie fourth-round pick will make his NFL debut Sunday. Though top back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is now on injured reserve, it's unclear how extensive of a role Perine might have behind Frank Gore, who is slated to start in Bell's stead. The Jets are keeping their other reserve running backs (Kalen Ballage and Josh Adams) active Sunday, so those two players in addition to Perine will all be vying for change-of-pace work behind Gore.
Perine (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday.
With Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR and set to miss at least three weeks, Frank Gore is poised to start at running back for the Jets in Week 2. Kalen Ballage is also in the mix, but once Perine can prove that he's past his ankle injury, and he's trending toward active status Sunday, that's a context in which he could potentially emerge as a fantasy sleeper.
Perine (ankle) will practice Friday, and head coach Adam Gase is hoping he will play Sunday against the 49ers, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reports.
Perine did not take the field last week nor at the Jets' first practice session this week, but he got some work in Thursday and will do the same Friday, so he will have a chance to suit up for the first time as a professional Week 2.
Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that Perine (ankle) will take part in individual work and some team drills Thursday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Perine's low-ankle sprain has completely sidelined him since late training camp, but it looks as though he could upgrade to being listed as a 'limited' participant on Thursday's practice report. The rookie fourth-round pick still remains uncertain for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Perine (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, but he's expected do some work with the trainers on the side during the session, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
The status of Perine, who was sidelined Week 1, gains added import for the Jets, with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) now on injured reserve and set to miss at least three weeks. For now, the team's healthy running back options are Frank Gore, Kalen Ballage and practice squad member Josh Adams.
Coach Adam Gase is uncertain about Perine (ankle) playing in Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Perine couldn't make his NFL debut Week 1 due to a low-ankle sprain, but if he can shake that off before Week 2, he could have an immediate role because Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) could miss time. It's worth monitoring Perine's practice status as the week carries on. If Perine's able to play, he'll likely serve in a secondary role with Frank Gore as the lead back and potentially Josh Adams rotating in as well.
Perine (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional tilt against Buffalo, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Perine has yet to resume practicing since suffering a low-ankle sprain during the last week of training camp, so he may not yet be close to a return. That the Jets haven't placed Perine on injured reserve for a minimum of three weeks seems to indicate that the rookie will retake the field at some point this month, but even when healthy he's unlikely to handle significant carries behind Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore.
Perine (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Perine is working his way back from the low-ankle sprain he sustained late August. Though the rookie fourth-round pick isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time, he now only has two more chances to increase his practice participation ahead of a Week 1 divisional tilt in Buffalo. When available, Perine is expected to begin his career as the Jets' No. 3 running back behind Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore.
Perine was diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain, likely avoiding a long-term absence, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Reports from Sunday's practice didn't sound great, but it now seems the rookie fourth-round pick doesn't have a severe injury. Even if he isn't ready for the season opener, Perine should be available as the Jets' No. 3 running back at some point during the early portion of the campaign. Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore are expected to handle most of the backfield snaps.
Perine is scheduled for an MRI after suffering an ankle injury Sunday afternoon, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Perine was able to exit the practice field without assistance, but he reportedly wasn't putting much pressure on his injured leg. His work with the second-string offense has earned the attention of beat writers, but it's nonetheless been Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore dominating reps with the first unit. Any absence for Perine would open the door for Kalen Ballage and/or Josh Adams (hamstring) to step up as the No. 3 RB, a role that could largely be limited to special teams work if Bell and Gore stay healthy.
Perine limped off the field at Sunday's practice with an apparent left leg injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Hughes says the injury "did not look great," with Perine's leg awkwardly bending under him. The rookie was able to limp off the field to be examined by the training staff, at least showing that he didn't need to be carted off. Perine made a strong impression on beat reporters with a 79-yard touchdown and a 36-yard scamper in Wednesday's scrimmage, but he mostly seems to be working with backups, solidly behind Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore. It isn't clear if the No. 3 backfield job will entail any snaps or touches at the beginning of the season.
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