Alex Armah

Washington Redskins
Running Back #40
Washington Redskins
Running Back #40

Alex Armah News

Lands deal

Armah signed a reserve/future contract with the Commanders on Tuesday.

Analysis: Armah has appeared in five games with the Commanders over the last two seasons, mostly contributing on special teams when he's suited up. The 28-year-old had a consistent role with the Panthers from 2018-2020, but he's failed to gain a similar role since. He'll get another chance to earn one in Washington next season.

Jan 10, 2023 12:15 PM EST

Added to Commanders' practice squad

Armah was signed to the Commanders' practice squad Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: After being released by the team while dealing with an undisclosed injury to open the season, Armah will return to Washington's practice unit Wednesday. The fullback played in 11 games last season with New Orleans and Washington, turning five carries into 21 yards while reeling in a one-yard touchdown catch over 70 offensive snaps. Armah will provide additional backfield depth behind the likes of Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson.

Oct 19, 2022 7:11 AM EST

Released from IR

Armah (undisclosed) was released from Washington's injured reserve with an injury settlement Monday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Armah was set to miss the entirety of the 2022 campaign after he landed on the Commanders' injured reserve with an unknown injury last Tuesday. Now, the fullback will be free to join a new squad once he presumably gets healthy heading into the regular season.

Aug 22, 2022 4:33 PM EST

Lands on IR

The Commanders placed Armah (undisclosed) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Barring an injury settlement, Armah will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 season. The 2017 sixth-round pick appeared in 11 games last year -- spilt between New Orleans and Washington -- and mostly operated on special teams.

Aug 16, 2022 8:09 AM EST

Signs new deal with Washington

Washington signed Armah to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Analysis: The full back will return to Washington for another season in 2022 after joining the team partly through the 2021 season. Armah appeared in 11 games this season between the Saints and Washington, operating mostly as a special-teams option.

Jan 11, 2022 2:13 PM EST

Rejoins practice squad

Armah reverted to Washington's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Armah appeared in his second game of the 2021 season in Week 18 against the Giants, finishing with one tackle. He logged one snap on offense and 13 on special teams in the victory.

Jan 10, 2022 9:23 PM EST

Bumped up from practice squad

Armah was elevated from the Washington practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Armah has appeared in 10 games this season, but just one with Washington. Starting the season with the Saints, Armah was waived on Nov. 30 and signed to Washington's practice squad on Dec. 2. Armah will likely provide depth in the backfield and work on special teams Sunday against the Giants.

Jan 8, 2022 5:48 PM EST

Back with practice squad

Washington reverted Armah to its practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Armah was elevated to Washington's active roster for Week 15 as the team was running low on tight end depth. Although Armah didn't see the field, it seems that full-back has earned the now third-string tight end role with Washington. Expect Armah to get elevated again if John Bates or Ricky Seals-Jones face any injuries.

Dec 22, 2021 6:38 PM EST

Gets practice-squad call-up

Washington elevated Armah from its practice squad prior to Tuesday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Though he's a fullback by trade, Armah took some reps at tight end in practice this week and could serve as the lone depth option at the position Tuesday behind John Bates in the event Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) -- who is listed as questionable -- isn't cleared to play. In nine appearances with the Saints earlier this season, Armah was deployed mostly as a blocker. He logged five carries for 21 yards and scored on a one-yard reception on his lone target across 67 snaps on offense.

Dec 21, 2021 1:41 PM EST

Joins Washington practice squad

Armah signed with Washington's practice squad Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Armah has longstanding connections with coach Ron Rivera, who was coaching the Panthers when they drafted the fullback in 2017. While he's more of a blocker than a runner, Armah could get an opportunity with the main roster if the injuries to Antonio Gibson (shin) or J.D. McKissic (concussion) keep either running back out of game action.

Dec 2, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Waived by Saints

Armah has been waived by the Saints, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Armah was inactive for the Saints' Week 12 31-6 loss to Buffalo via coach's decision. He will not be a prime candidate to revert to the team's practice squad should he end up clearing waivers. The Saints will now opt to go without a fullback in the immediate future.

Nov 30, 2021 3:44 PM EST

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

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