Alex Armah

New Orleans Saints
Running Back #40
New Orleans Saints
Running Back #40

Alex Armah News

Healthy scratch

Armah (coach's decision) was inactive for Thursday's 31-6 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: The fullback was a healthy scratch despite the injuries to Alvin Kamara (knee) and Mark Ingram (knee).

Nov 26, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Expanded offensive role

Armah logged 16 offensive snaps but did not touch the ball during Sunday's 33-22 win over Washington.

Analysis: Armah more than doubled his previous season high in snaps but did not touch the ball. The fullback has two carries for seven yards through five games.

Oct 11, 2021 8:27 AM EST

Joins active roster

Armah was signed to the Saints' active roster Friday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Armah spent training camp with the Saints, but was ultimately cut during the final roster cuts. However, he subsequently landed on their practice squad and will now get chance to see the field on their active roster. He will presumably be used primarily for special teams and blocking situations.

Sep 17, 2021 6:33 PM EST

Waived by New Orleans

The Saints waived Armah on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Armah appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the past three seasons with Carolina before latching on with New Orleans this offseason. His NFL experience will likely garner plenty of interest from around the league.

Aug 31, 2021 10:05 AM EST

Signs with NFC South foe

Armah signed with the Saints on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Armah played 55 games for the Panthers over the past four seasons. He was mostly used in a blocking role, but he managed to score three touchdowns anyway. This signing likely means that fullback Michael Burton won't return to New Orleans. Burton averaged roughly 14 offensive snaps per game in 2020, so Armah can expect a similar role during his first season in the Big Easy.

Mar 16, 2021 3:16 PM EST

Plays all 16 games

Armah finished the 2020 season with six rushes for nine yards and caught five of nine targets for 18 yards in 16 games played.

Analysis: Armah once again served as Carolina's fullback, playing all 16 games for a third straight season. Unlike the prior two campaigns, though, Armah wasn't able to find the end zone at all, and featured on less than 15 percent of the Panthers' total offensive snaps. As one of the few fullbacks still utilized on occasion, however, the veteran should garner interest as a free agent this offseason.

Jan 11, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Secures only target

Armah hauled in his only target during Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Armah's lone catch only got back to the line of scrimmage, but it's notable that he did draw a look in the red zone for the first time since Week 6. On a less positive note, the fullback has played just seven combined offensive snaps over the last two weeks. That's his lowest usage over a two-game stretch all season.

Dec 16, 2020 9:46 AM EST

Garners one target

Armah failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's win over the Lions.

Analysis: The 26-year-old continues to see a handful of snaps per contest, and he averaged less than one touch per game. Armah has five carries for six yards and three catches for nine yards in 11 games this season.

Nov 24, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Catches one pass

Armah caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Armah already has three touches through Carolina's first two games, as coordinator Joe Brady looks to diversify his options out of the backfield with occasional fullback usage. Although Armah's production hasn't been anything special, he at least gets rewarded for his blocking with a touch here and there. Furthermore, if tailback Christian McCaffrey, who exited late with an ankle concern Sunday, is limited going forward, Armah could stand to get a couple more looks in Week 3 versus the Chargers.

Sep 21, 2020 6:44 AM EST

Rushes twice Sunday

Armah finished with two carries for one yard in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Armah got a chance to score with a carry from the four-yard line to start the fourth quarter, but the fullback could only manage a yard up the middle. On the bright side, he helped pave the way for another fine performance from tailback Christian McCaffrey, who found the end zone twice on the ground.

Sep 14, 2020 6:36 AM EST

Scores touchdown this season

Armah finished the 2019 season with six rushes for 11 yards and a touchdown in 16 games played. He also caught two passes for six yards.

Analysis: Armah again served as Carolina's fullback this year and although that role doesn't lend itself to much fantasy value, he was at least rewarded with a one-yard touchdown plunge in Week 1. The veteran remains under contract with the Panthers next season, but Armah hardly factors in from a traditional statistical standpoint.

Jan 8, 2020 5:00 PM EST

Sprinkled in Sunday

Armah rushed once for four yards and caught his lone target for two yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Armah now sports three touches through three games, showing the Panthers still keep their fullback in mind outside of blocking duties. Still, that spare usage hardly lands Armah on the fantasy radar.

Sep 23, 2019 9:07 AM EST

Gets two carries

Armah rushed twice for three yards in Week 10's loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Armah now sports 14 yards on seven rushes through nine games, showing the Panthers will throw their fullback a bone every now and then.

Nov 11, 2018 5:16 PM EST

Could factor into tight-end mix

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that he expects Armah to earn reps at tight end in the team's Week 2 game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Panthers officially list Armah as a fullback, but with Greg Olsen (foot) expected to be sidelined for at least a few weeks, the team requires additional depth at tight end. Though he scored on a goal-line carry in Carolina's season-opening win over the Cowboys, the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Armah is mainly valued for his blocking, and that's likely what he'll be tasked with nearly any time he lines up at tight end. Neither Armah nor Chris Manhertz are expected to draw many targets whenever they're on the field, with rookie fourth-round pick Ian Thomas instead representing the most likely candidate of the position group to see increased involvement as a pass catcher while Olsen is out.

Sep 13, 2018 2:37 PM EST

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