RB Samaje Perine - Cincinnati Bengals
|5-11, 233||Born: 9-16-1995||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2017|
2018 Week 7 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had zero impact on this game as a backup. He had two carries on the day.
2017 Week 1 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine was not involved in today's game. He is buried on the depth chart behind two veterans.
2017 Week 2 vs LAR (21 / 67 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine did most of the heavy lifting in the second half as Rob went down with an injury. He didn't run efficiently but his twenty one carries helped eat up clock to secure the victory. His longest run went for twelve yards but he ran tough and will likely be the early down running back while rob is out.
2017 Week 3 vs OAK (19 / 49 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine struggled in this game as he didn't even manage four yards per carry. He often fell forward with his attempts but it was hard for him to find daylight. Perine was given nineteen carries as the offense was often on the field due to the Raiders abysmal offensive outing. He isn't involved in the passing game much so his role is limited to early down work. He exited in the fourth quarter due to an injury. Perine is struggling to get going and some of that can be attributed to his ability to pickup the blocking schemes.
2017 Week 4 vs KC (6 / 27 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had a difficult evening getting on track when Rob went down. His longest carry went for six yards but he was benched after fumbling. He hasn't looked comfortable in the Washington offense and the mistakes are burying him deeper in the dog house. The hesitancy in to hit running lanes and poor traffic running has made it tough for Washington to have him on the field.
2017 Week 6 vs SF (9 / 23 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)
Samaje Perine had a tough time running the football against the 49ers. There weren't many holes open for him in this game as the offensive line was often getting pushed around. He also continues to look indecisive in traffic running the ball. He managed to grab three receptions in this game to go along with a receiving touchdown. Samaje has been ineffective as the backup and this game continued that trend despite his touchdown.
2017 Week 9 vs SEA (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine received two carries but it didn't have any impact. His carries were more of a relief effort.
2017 Week 10 vs MIN (9 / 35 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine filled in for Rob Kelley following an injury that knocked him out of the game. He didn't find much success as he had nine carries for less than forty yards. Samaje lacks explosion in the run game and the deficit didn't allow him to get in rhythm due to heavy passing. He did have a dump off pass that went for twenty-five yards. That was his biggest play of the day but he was mostly ineffective coming in for Rob. Samaje will struggle until he becomes a more decisive runner.
2017 Week 11 vs NO (23 / 117 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had his biggest game as a rookie against the Saints. It seemed as if the game slowed down a bit for him today as he ran with patience and decisiveness. He also did a great job breaking tackles and keeping the chains moving. He had trouble setting up his blocks earlier in the year and showed improvement in that area as well. Most notable as they were trying to run the clock out and he gained back to back first downs showing great vision. Samaje looks ready to take on a lead role moving forward. He will have to be involved in the passing game as well moving forward as Chris went down with an injury today.
2017 Week 12 vs NYG (24 / 100 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had twenty-seven total touches in this game and went over one hundred yards rushing for the second consecutive game. He has shown growth in the offense and seems to have gained some rhythm with the offensive line. He looks more decisive and confident running now that he doesn't have to worry about coming out for mistakes. Samaje's longest run went for sixteen yards but he often fell forward and grinded out tough yards. Washington's offense went through him most of the game as Washington didn't want to expose Kirk with a banged up offensive line. He also caught three passes out of the backfield which tied him for the second most receptions on the team. Samaje has clearly turned into a workhorse volume type runner for Washington and the Giants wore down trying to deal with him. He has quickness to get through the hole and enough physicality to shed tackles at the second level. His ability has helped keep the offense balanced.
2017 Week 13 vs DAL (12 / 38 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine came into this game running hot, but got held in check against Dallas. Washington's inability to sustain drives and playing from behind all night made Perine a non-factor. He had twelve carries on the night with his longest going for fifteen. He also added three receptions as the bell cow back in this offense. Samaje is a volume based runner and this game was too off script to get him established.
2017 Week 14 vs LAC (17 / 45 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 7 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had a sluggish afternoon running the ball for Washington. He had seventeen carries but the yardage had little to no impact. As a volume runner it is imperative to get Samaje in a flow offensively. However, with the offense having such a low time of possession day it was difficult for him to get going. Kirk's struggles passing the ball hindered Samaje's ability to get on track as well.
2017 Week 15 vs ARI (14 / 37 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine played a steady roll in this game but didn't contribute significantly. He had sixteen total touches for less than seventy yards. The running game has suffered with the offensive line being banged up, so this has directly affected Samaje's production. His longest rush in this game went for six yards.
2017 Week 16 vs DEN (17 / 53 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine had steady usage in this game but he wasn't able to make much impact. Perine had seventeen carries but he wasn't finding much room to run behind a injury depleted offensive line. His longest carry went for eleven yards and he was also battling an injury. Samaje had a couple of carries go for over ten yards but were called back due to penalties.
2017 Week 17 vs NYG (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Samaje Perine exited this game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.