Perriman secured one of three targets for five yards during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran played a minor role in the postseason-opening win, with every other pass catcher but blocking tight end O.J. Howard and seldom-used Scotty Miller recording more receptions. Perriman had seen a surge in production in Week 18 against the Panthers in the form of a 5-44 line on six targets, but as Sunday demonstrated, his involvement is likely to be very volatile for the remainder of the Buccaneers' postseason run.
Jan 17, 2022 7:56 PM EST
Perriman (hip) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Analysis: With Cyril Grayson (hamstring) ruled out, it'll likely be Perriman and Tyler Johnson working in support of primary pass catchers Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski. The Eagles have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to wide receivers and the most to tight ends, but Perriman nonetheless offers some upside as a potential deep threat for QB Tom Brady.
Jan 14, 2022 12:10 PM EST
Perriman (hip) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Analysis: The Buccaneers are fairly banged-up at wide receiver as they move on to the postseason. Chris Godwin (knee) is out for the season, Mike Evans (hamstring) upgraded from limited Wednesday to full Thursday, Cyril Grayson (hamstring) hasn't practiced this week, and both Perriman and Justin Watson have had a cap on their on-field reps. Assuming Perriman is able to suit up Sunday against the Eagles, he should mix into three-wide sets with Evans and Tyler Johnson.
Jan 13, 2022 1:59 PM EST
Perriman (hip) is listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's walk-through practice.
Analysis: Fellow wide receiver Cyril Grayson (hamstring) was held out, hours after coach Bruce Arians deemed him doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Assuming Perriman's hip issue is minor, he'll likely join Mike Evans and Tyler Johnson as a regular in three-wide sets, with the other options being Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden and possibly Justin Watson (LP/quad).
Jan 12, 2022 2:17 PM EST
Perriman brought in five of six targets for 44 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: Perriman checked in tied for second in receptions in the team's wideout group, putting together a solid performance ahead of the start of the postseason. The journeyman has been a serviceable component of the air attack in recent weeks as the pass-catching corps has endured notable attrition, but Sunday's outing was his best yet in terms of number of receptions. Given his experience, Perriman could slot in as the No. 2 wideout for next Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Eagles.
Jan 9, 2022 8:54 PM EST
Perriman hauled in two of three targets for 41 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-24 win over the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis: Perriman logged a 32-yard grab, the second longest of the day for Tampa Bay, against one of his old squads, but his day was fairly uneventful overall. However, that may not be the case in Week 18 and the postseason, as Antonio Brown's expected release will potentially bump Perriman up all the way to the No. 2 receiver role.
Jan 3, 2022 9:26 PM EST
Tampa Bay reinstated Perriman (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Analysis: Perriman was placed on the list Dec. 18, with the timing of his positive test of the virus resulting in him missing both of the past two games while he recuperated. Now healthy again, Perriman could find himself in a more prominent role in a Buccaneers receiver room that looks much different from when he last played Week 14 against the Bills. Since then, Antonio Brown has returned from an extended absence due to an ankle injury and a suspension, while Chris Godwin (knee) is shut down for the season and Mike Evans (hamstring) is week-to-week. Evans will have a chance at returning Sunday against the Jets, but even if he and Brown are able to handle full workloads, Perriman could push Tyler Johnson and Cyril Grayson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. Grayson essentially filled Perriman's role as Tampa Bay's designated downfield threat in the Week 16 win over the Panthers, recording 81 yards on three receptions while playing 82 percent of the snaps on offense. He then reverted to the practice squad following the game.
Dec 27, 2021 11:45 AM EST
Perriman (illness) wasn't reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tampa Bay placed Perriman on the list Dec. 18, but the fact that he hasn't cleared the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol more than a week later suggests he tested positive for the virus. He'll miss his second straight game as a result, with his absence looming larger than normal for Tampa Bay with starting receivers Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (knee) sidelined for the contest. Fortunately for Tampa Bay, Antonio Brown (ankle/suspension) and Justin Watson (knee) are back after extended absences, with the latter representing a candidate to replace Perriman as the team's No. 4 wideout.
Dec 26, 2021 9:52 AM EST
Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Perriman (undisclosed) could return from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Sunday's game against Carolina, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Perriman was inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Saints while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he could be back in action following a one-game absence. If the 28-year-old returns to the field against the Panthers, he should see an uptick in playing time since Chris Godwin has been ruled out for the season with a torn ACL.
Dec 20, 2021 12:17 PM EST
The Buccaneers placed Perriman (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Perriman thus will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Saints, leaving Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller and Jaelon Darden as the reserves behind starting wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Assuming he clears league protocols in time, Perriman's next chance to play will be Sunday, Dec. 26 at Carolina.
Dec 18, 2021 12:39 PM EST
Perriman secured one of two targets for a game-winning 58-yard touchdown during the Buccaneers' 33-27 overtime win over the Bills on Sunday.
Analysis: The speedy veteran took a short catch on a crossing pattern in overtime and turned it upfield, outrunning multiple Bills defenders down the right sideline for a game-winning score and his first touchdown since Week 11 of last season while with the Jets. Perriman is a legitimate downfield threat due to his game-breaking speed, but his questionable hands have always put a cap on his overall fantasy value. However, with Antonio Brown still on suspension for a Week 14 Sunday night showdown against the Saints, Perriman could see a downfield look or two, although he was notably outsnapped by Tyler Johnson, 49-26, against Buffalo.
Dec 13, 2021 8:42 PM EST
Perriman logged 59 snaps during the Buccaneers' 30-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday but brought in just one of three targets for five yards.
Analysis: The speedy journeyman was promoted from the practice squad Friday with Antonio Brown (suspension/ankle) unavailable, but he was minimally involved despite logging 50 more snaps than de facto No. 4 wideout Tyler Johnson. Perriman certainly has familiarity with coach Bruce Arians' system after having logged 14 games within it back in 2019, Sunday's lack of involvement could signify he's still got a ways to go before building rapport with Tom Brady.
Dec 6, 2021 7:14 PM EST
The Buccaneers signed Perriman to the active roster Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Perriman being signed to the active roster coincides with Antonio Brown (ankle) having received a three-week suspension. The veteran was previously elevated for Week 10 against Washington and Week 11 versus the Giants. While facing off against New York, Perriman caught two of four targets for 19 yards and had one carry for negative three.
Dec 3, 2021 8:41 AM EST
Perriman has reverted back to the Bucs' practice squad, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Perriman was elevated to the the team's depth chart prior to Monday's victory 30-10 victory over the Giants. He was needed for depth at receiver with Antonio Brown (ankle) sidelined. The veteran ultimately recorded two receptions for 19 yards and one rush for negative three.
Nov 23, 2021 4:09 PM EST
Perriman was elevated from the Buccaneers' practice squad to the active roster for Monday's game against the Giants, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Analysis: Perriman will join the active roster for the second consecutive game after signing with Tampa Bay's practice squad Nov. 9. The 28-year-old played only two offensive snaps last week and figures to have a limited role again versus New York.
Nov 22, 2021 1:45 PM EST
Perriman reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Perriman was elevated prior to Week 10 and was in on two offensive snaps in the loss to Washington. This marked the first game action he's seen all season.
Nov 15, 2021 8:26 PM EST
Perriman will be elevated from Tampa Bay's practice squad to play against Washington on Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Perriman's back on the Buccaneers team with which he spent the 2019 season, though his second stint in Tampa Bay may only last a week. He'll provide some extra depth for a receiving corps that will be depleted by injuries in Week 10 -- Antonio Brown (ankle) has been ruled out, while Chris Godwin (foot) is questionable.
Nov 13, 2021 1:39 PM EST
Perriman cleared waivers Tuesday and will sign with the Buccaneers' practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 28-year-old was waived by Chicago over the weekend after not seeing the field through eight games this season, and he will return to Tampa Bay, where he caught 36 passes for 645 yards and six touchdowns in 2019. Perriman will start out on the practice squad but is expected to make his way to the active roster relatively soon.
Nov 9, 2021 2:31 PM EST
Perriman was waived by Chicago on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite being healthy, Perriman has yet to suit up this season, so it's not a surprise to see the Bears move on from the 2015 first-round pick. Last season, he caught 30 passes for 505 yards and three touchdowns. The 28-year-old will likely draw interest from teams around the league in search of wideout depth.
Nov 7, 2021 11:00 AM EST
Perriman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.
Analysis: Perriman continues to draw healthy scratches when the Bears' receiving corps is healthy. Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson should serve as the team's top wideout in Week 8.
Oct 31, 2021 9:37 AM EST
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