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LaDarius Perkins

Running Back  Edmonton Eskimos

Height:   5' 7''   Weight:   195

October 20, 2017    LaDarius Perkins News

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Perkins was added to the active roster and listed as the starting running back for Saturday's game against the Lions.

Perkins served as the primary back for a portion of the 2017 season before the Eskimos acquired C.J. Gable in early October, but was moved to the practice roster a few weeks ago since his role had diminished. But with Gable on the one-game injured list with an undisclosed ailment, Perkins is set to receive a majority of the carries for this weekend's contest.

LaDarius Perkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 9, 2017

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Perkins is not listed on the depth chart for Monday's game against the Alouettes.

Perkins held his own while serving as Edmonton's top running back earlier this season, but following the team's acquisition of C.J. Gable, he was moved to the practice squad. He figures to remain in that spot moving forward as long as Gable is healthy.

September 30, 2017

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Perkins (undisclosed) is not listed as a projected starter in advance of Saturday's game against the Blue Bombers.

Perkins continues to work his way back from injury. In his stead, Travon Van will draw the start.

September 11, 2017

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Perkins notched nine carries for 26 yards and added three receptions for 14 yards in Saturday's 25-22 loss to the Stamps.

Perkins couldn't get much going on the ground, although he did have a modest role in the passing game. The 26-year-old continues see steady work, logging at least nine carries in six straight games while also tallying no less than three catches in four of the last five contests. He did post a season-low 2.9 yards per carry Saturday, so he'll look to improve on that number in a Week 13 matchup against the Argos.

September 8, 2017

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Perkins will start at running back in Saturday's game against the Stampeders.

Perkins operated as the Eskimos' top running back last week despite moving behind Pascal Lochard on the depth chart, and he figures to occupy the same role this week, particularly with his move back to the top of the list at his position.

September 4, 2017

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Perkins carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and added five catches for 36 yards in Monday's 39-18 loss to the Stampeders.

He didn't officially get the start for Edmonton on Labor Day, but Perkins still saw the bulk of the touches out of the backfield. The 26-year-old now has 419 combined yards and two TDs (one rushing, one receiving) over his last five games.

September 4, 2017

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Perkins will not start at running back Monday against the Stampeders, according to Dave Campbell of 630 CHED.

The Eskimos needed to add a Canadian to their starting lineup to account for changes at other positions, so they decided to use lightly-used Pascal Lochard as their starting running back this week and slide Perkins into the backup spot. It's not clear how the backfield snaps will be handed out Monday, but Perkins still figures to play at least some sort of role in Week 11.

August 25, 2017

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Perkins rushed nine times for 51 yards and a touchdown and lost three yards on his sole reception in Friday's 54-31 loss to the Riders.

The 26-year-old has quietly been entrenching himself as a solid rushing component in the Eskimos' pass-heavy attack, as he's now posted no less than 49 rushing yards and as many as 105 in his four starts this season. Perkins had also notched 10 receptions and a receiving touchdown over the prior three weeks, so despite Friday's disappointing numbers in that category, he's proven he can fulfill a role in the passing game. The Mississippi State product remains an affordably priced cash game or tournament option each week and will look to continue building his resume against the Stamps in Week 11.

August 18, 2017

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Perkins carried the ball nine times for 49 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards in Thursday's 33-26 loss to the Blue Bombers.

Edmonton struggled to move the ball in the first half and entered the third quarter down 17-3, which took Perkins out of the game plan. There's been no indication that Travon Van (shoulder) is getting ready to come off IR, so Perkins should continue seeing the bulk of the backfield touches in Week 10's home tilt against Saskatchewan.

August 10, 2017

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Perkins carried the ball 16 times for 51 yards and caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-20 win over the Redblacks.

He's now started two games for Edmonton and topped 100 yards from scrimmage in both. The team currently has three other RBs on IR, so Perkins should get another few weeks with the starting role to himself to show what he can do.

August 5, 2017

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Perkins gained 105 yards on 19 carries and added 17 yards on two receptions in Friday's 33-28 win over the Ti-Cats.

The Mississippi State product was the next man up in the Eskimos' decimated running back corps and responded impressively, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and ripping off a 24-yard run for his game-long scamper. Perkins had shown some nice wiggle while compiling 103 yards on three kickoff returns in the opener, but prior to Friday, that was the entirety of his touches on the season. The 26-year-old gained 3,268 yards and scored 25 touchdowns from scrimmage over 50 career college games, so he does bring some play-making ability to the table. Given the various injuries to other members of the Edmonton backfield, Perkins is likely in line for another start in Week 8 versus the Redblacks.

August 3, 2017

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Perkins will start at running back in Friday's game against the Tiger-Cats, Dave Campbell of 630 CHED reports.

With fellow running back Travon Van (shoulder) landing on the six-game injured list and the Eskimos already without John White (knee) and Kendial Lawrence (lower body), Perkins will play a key role in Edmonton's backfield this week, and likely beyond. Perkins has never taken a carry in a regular-season CFL contest, but he did impress during the preseason, so he won't be starting totally from scratch. He will also have the benefit this week of facing a Hamilton defense that is last in the league in both rushing yards and total yards allowed per game.

June 27, 2017

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Perkins was moved to the practice roster for Week 2, Dave Campbell of 630 CHED reports.

Perkins racked up 103 return yards as the Eskimos' backup running back and primary kick returner in Week 1, but with him heading to the practice roster, he will not take the field for the Eskimos' Week 2 matchup with the Alouettes.

June 23, 2017

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Perkins will serve as the Eskimos' No. 2 running back and kickoff returner in Saturday's season opener, according to Dave Campbell of 630 CHED.

Perkins earned a roster spot with an impressive exhibition season, and he will open the year as the Eskimos' backup running back with fellow ball carrier Travon Van out for Week 1. It remains to be seen how much work Perkins will see behind starter John White, so most of his production may come in the return game.