Samaje Perine
Samaje Perine
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Perine is back where he started 2019, as a waiver claim by the Bengals from another organization. In 2019, it was as a late cut from the Redskins, this year it was an April move from the Dolphins. When he was with the Bengals last year, Perine saw just five offensive snaps and no carries. It would take a string of events to put him in position to change that in 2020 - perhaps a Joe Mixon holdout or a decision to cut Gio Bernard for cap reasons, and that might not even be enough. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.38 million contract with the Dolphins in December of 2019. Waived by the Dolphins in April of 2020. Claimed off waivers by the Bengals in April of 2020.
Claimed by Cincy
RBCincinnati Bengals
April 28, 2020
Perine was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Samaje Perine's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
80.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
68.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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2019 Samaje Perine Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Samaje Perine's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
30 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Perine spent 2018 buried on the depth chart and may be headed for more of the same in 2019. In fact, he's no lock to even land a spot on the 53-man roster, as Washington already has two power runners in Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson, and pass-catching back Chris Thompson is also a valuable piece of the offense. Perine would have a better chance to compete for a meaningful role on early downs if he were to land with a different team before Week 1.
A fourth-round pick last year, Perine took over lead duties when Rob Kelley was banged up in the second half of the year, immediately making a strong impression by rumbling for 217 yards and a touchdown over a two-game stretch against the Saints and Giants. His role shrank after that as he had trouble staying healthy. At 5-11, 236, Perine runs with plenty of power, and he also showed more aptitude in the passing game than expected, as his 22 catches were more than double what he hauled in his final year at Oklahoma. His lack of speed and elusiveness make it difficult for him to be effective without a big workload to wear down the opposition. With second-round pick Derrius Guice suffering a torn ACL in the first week of preseason action, Perine now finds himself in a competition for carries with Kelley and 33-year-old Adrian Peterson.
Previously just the answer to a trivia question ("Who broke Melvin Gordon's NCAA single-game rushing record one week after he set it?"), Perine will get a chance to make a name for himself in Washington, as he fits the physical RB mold the franchise has looked for since the days of Alfred Morris, if not John Riggins. At 5-10, 235, Perine has the build to handle a big workload and runs with plenty of power, making him difficult to bring down on first contact. His lack of speed or elusiveness make him purely an option between the tackles in the NFL, but that downhill style could make him a weapon at the goal line, an area where Washington struggled last year. Robert Kelley tops the depth chart heading into 2017, but if he can't repeat his success as a rookie, Perine could claim the lion's share of early down work.
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Let go by Miami
RBFree Agent
April 26, 2020
The Dolphins waived Perine on Sunday.
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Small role in finale
RBMiami Dolphins
January 2, 2020
Perine carried the ball five times for 16 yards during Week 17's divisional win over the Patriots.
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Finds new home in Miami
RBMiami Dolphins
December 23, 2019
Perine was signed Monday by the Dolphins off the Bengals' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Remains with Cincy
RBFree Agent
October 18, 2019
Perine signed with the Bengals' practice squad Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Let go by Bengals
RBFree Agent
October 17, 2019
The Bengals waived Perine on Thursday.
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