Samaje Perine
Samaje Perine
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Bengals in October of 2019.
Let go by Bengals
RBFree Agent
October 17, 2019
The Bengals waived Perine on Thursday.
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Perine appeared in all six contests for Cincinnati this season, contributing on special teams during that stretch. Defensive end Anthony Zettel will take his spot on the 53-man roster.
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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
2018
2017
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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Special teams only
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 16, 2019
Perine once again was limited to special teams duty only in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Niners.
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Virtually unused Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 9, 2019
Perine saw just one snap against the Seahawks on Sunday and wasn't given a carry.
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Rejoins Mixon in Cincinnati
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 1, 2019
The Bengals claimed Perine off waivers Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Jettisoned by Redskins
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2019
Perine was cut by the Redskins on Saturday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Finishes up with 13 yards
RBWashington Redskins
August 29, 2019
Perine ran for 13 yards on five carries during Thursday's 20-7 preseason loss to Baltimore.
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