Posted: 6/06/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was considered the 'most impressive back this spring' by head coach Jay Gruden, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Huddle Up: Perine has essentially been a league-average back since entering the league in 2017 and contributes very little in the passing game. Furthermore, Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson are almost assuredly going to be the top three backs this fall. While owners should keep an eye out for more praise from Gruden on Perine moving forward, he'll be lucky to be active on game day more than a handful of times this fall barring injuries to the players in front of him on the depth chart.
Posted: 8/26/2018 11:08 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Perine was competing for the starting running back job before the injury but could now be a question mark for the roster with Adrian Peterson, Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson in front of him. He probably should be avoided in all leagues since he likely would see limited touches if he stays with the Redskins.
Posted: 8/22/2018 1:08 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) worked on the side without pads Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Timing is everything. Perine needs to quickly return to remain in the race for touches.
Posted: 8/17/2018 6:08 pm UTC
Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) is expected to miss about one week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This comes as a relief for Perine and anyone considering him in fantasy drafts. He could face a setback against Rob Kelley in the battle for assuming RB1 duties vacated by the injured Derrius Guice. Either way, the winner is no better than a flex consideration.
Posted: 8/17/2018 12:08 am UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 16, and is being evaluated for an ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check to see if Perine is dealing with a significant injury or if it is minor. He is expected to be part of a committee at running back and is pushing for the starting job with Derrius Guice out. He could be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues if he starts this season.
Posted: 8/08/2018 7:08 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine might be the odd-man out on a depth chart with RBs Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. Byron Marshall and Kapri Bibbs are also in the mix for jobs.
Huddle Up: Perine showed some signs of life down the stretch last season, although he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry. Guice and Thompson are expected to be the top two backs, and head coach Jay Gruden has been praising Kelley. The team likely wants something in return for Perine rather than cutting him, so it's possible he might be traded unless injuries occur. For now, Perine's fantasy value is in the toilet, but that could change with a potential move to a less crowded backfield.
Posted: 2/26/2018 1:02 am UTC
The Washington Redskins are unlikely to 'invest major assets' in the running back position, according to Rich Tandler of NBC Washington, and Tandler believes RB Samaje Perine will enter the 2018 season as the starter.
Huddle Up: Perine had a couple of strong performances last year, but he mostly underwhelmed. Throw in his limited work in the passing game, and even if Perine is the starter, he'll only be a RB3 for fantasy owners.
Posted: 12/31/2017 6:12 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) will not return to the team's Week 17 game because of his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Perine may have a chance to compete for the starting running back job next season and could be a late-round draft pick in drafts.
Posted: 12/31/2017 5:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 17 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Perine took over the starting job this season when Rob Kelley suffered a season-ending injury and could have a chance to compete for the job during training camp. He could be a late-round pick in drafts next season.
Posted: 12/29/2017 8:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (groin, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Perine has received at least 12 carries in each of the last six games and should receive a similar workload this week. He has rushed for at least 50 yards in only one of his last four games and may only be a flex option for most owners.