Dalyn Dawkins

Dalyn Dawkins

Running Back #0
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 175 lb.
College:Colorado State
Born:December 12, 1994
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Dalyn Dawkins: Back with Detroit

Dawkins signed with the Lions' practice squad Thursday, per the team's official Twitter account.

Analysis: Dawkins was with Detroit's practice squad as recently as last Saturday, but the team decided to let him go ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Falcons. Rookie D'Andre Swift and veteran Adrian Peterson (abdomen) have been the lead backs for the Lions thus far this season, but a sudden injury designation and limited practice session from Peterson on Thursday may have incentivized the team to add depth. Upcoming Week 8, Detroit will face a Colts rush defense that so far ranks as the NFL's No. 3 unit.

October 29, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Let go from practice squad

The Lions cut Dawkins from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The Lions appear comfortable with their running back rotation after D'Andre Swift's breakout game Week 6, so they're cutting loose the practice squad depth. The third-year pro will seek a practice squad role elsewhere. He has 11 career NFL rushes for 26 yards.

October 25, 2020 7:36 AM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Nabbed by Detroit

The Lions inked Dawkins to its practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Dawkins failed to make Tennessee's opening week roster after signing a futures contract with the team in the offseason, as Wednesday marked his first practice squad contract of the season. The 25-year-old saw two games with the Titans last season, rushing for just 26 yards on 11 carries, while dropping his only target.

October 22, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Waived by Tennessee

The Titans have waived Dawkins, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With Dawkins no longer in the mix, it wouldn't surprise us to see the Titans add another running back to compete for slotting behind Derrick Henry and Darrynton Evans.

August 19, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Sticking with Titans

Dawkins signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday.

Analysis: Dawkins appeared in two games with the Titans during the 2019 season, during he carried the ball 11 times for 26 yards while failing to haul in his only target. The Colorado State product will compete to make the roster in 2020.

January 20, 2020 7:25 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Joins Titans' practice squad

Dawkins was signed to Tennessee's practice squad Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Dawkins was waived Monday, but no team claimed him and the Titans retained his services. He saw 16 snaps and nine carries for 24 yards in Week 16 against the Saints.

December 24, 2019 2:13 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Parts ways with Tennessee

Dawkins was waived by the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Dawkins had nine carries for 24 yards during Sunday's loss to the Saints, but he's being let go to add depth at wide receiver. The 24-year-old appeared in two games for the Titans this season and had 11 rushes for 26 yards.

December 23, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Tallies nine touches

Dawkins carried the ball nine times for 24 yards in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Dawkins was promoted to the active roster one day before the contest, primarily due to the absence of Derrick Henry (hamstring). He worked in periodically behind Dion Lewis and was largely held in check before managing to rip off a 14-yard run early in the final quarter. Henry is expected to return for the team's pivotal Week 17 matchup against the Texans, which would make Dawkins an afterthought.

December 22, 2019 3:30 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Receives promotion

The Titans promoted Dawkins to the active roster Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Derrick Henry (hamstring) was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, so Dawkins is being brought back up to add depth. If Henry's unable to play Sunday, Dawkins will work mainly on special teams behind Dion Lewis and Khari Blasingame.

December 21, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: First career carries

Dawkins carried the ball twice and gained two yards in Week 6 against Denver.

Analysis: Dawkins was promoted to the 53-man roster Tuesday and earned the first regular-season carries of his career Sunday. He wasn't particularly effective, notching only one yard on each of his carries, though it is worth noting that he earned one more rushing attempt than Dion Lewis. Still, Derrick Henry will dominate the action out of the Titans' backfield so long as he remains healthy.

October 13, 2019 8:28 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Promoted to 53-man roster

Dawkins signed to the Titans' 53-man roster on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Dawkins survived roster cutdowns at the start of September but was let go after Week 1, and he spent the last month on the team's practice squad. The 24-year-old appeared in two games on special teams for the Titans last season.

October 8, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Heads to practice squad

Dawkins signed with the Titans' practice squad Thursday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Dawkins cleared waivers after being waived by Tennessee on Tuesday, and he now resurfaces on the team's practice squad. His experience with the Titans' offense could help Dawkins' chances of being called up to the active roster at some point this season.

September 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Cut by Titans

Tennessee waived Dawkins on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Dawkins racked up 148 scrimmage yards in the Titans' final preseason game and managed to survive all the roster cuts, but now he'll have to find another opportunity elsewhere. The 24-year-old was waived to bring in offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu.

September 10, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Makes final roster

Dawkins survived final cuts and will begin the season on the Titans' 53-man roster.

Analysis: Dawkins was kept ahead of the likes of Jeremy McNichols and Alex Barnes. He was sidelined for much of training camp with an undisclosed injury, but made the most of his chances in the fourth preseason game by racking up 148 total yards. With David Fluellen's (knee) status uncertain, Dawkins could serve as the team's number three running back in Week 1 against Cleveland.

August 31, 2019 10:02 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Delivers 148 total yards

Dawkins carried the ball 13 times for 117 yards against the Bears in the team's preseason finale Thursday. He also added four receptions for 31 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Dawkins powered the Titans' offense, highlighted by receiving scores of nine and three-yards respectively. He's struggled with an undisclosed injury throughout camp, which has held him out of the past two preseason contests. Dawkins is competing alongside Jeremy McNichols and Alex Barnes for a depth role in the team's backfield, though he certainly put forward his best effort on Thursday.

August 29, 2019 9:47 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Back at practice

Dawkins (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Dawkins missed two consecutive preseason tilts due to an undisclosed injury. He now appears back to full health, and will resume competing for a depth role in Tennessee's crowded backfield.

August 27, 2019 11:11 AM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Still absent from practice

Dawkins (undisclosed) did not take the field for practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: After a 10-carry preseason opener, Dawkins departed practice early last Thursday and could be in line to miss a second straight preseason contest Sunday versus the Steelers. If that's the case, Dawkins would have just one more opportunity next Thursday against the Bears to prove he's worthy of a 53-man roster spot.

August 22, 2019 4:04 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Not in uniform Saturday

Dawkins (undisclosed) is not suiting up for Saturday's preseason tilt against the Patriots, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Dawkins exited Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury and it wasn't clear if he would be able to play through the issue or not. With Dawkins sidelined, look for Alex Barnes and Akeem Hunt to pick up some extra snaps as they compete for a depth running back role with the Titans.

August 17, 2019 3:51 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Exits practice early

Dawkins was forced to exit Thursday's practice early due to an undisclosed injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: The specifics of Dawkins' injury remain unclear. An extended absence could be detrimental to his ability to make the team as a depth running back and special teams player. Look for Alex Barnes and Akeem Hunt to pick up a couple extra reps as long as Dawkins remains sidelined.

August 15, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Gets 10 carries

Dawkins carried the ball 10 times for 35 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Eagles. He also hauled in two passes for four yards.

Analysis: Dawkins tied for the team-high in rush attempts, though he was fairly inefficient by averaging only 3.5 yards per carry. He was overshadowed by Jeremy McNichols, who broke off a team best 37-yard run. Dawkins was listed as the fifth-string running back in the team's first unofficial depth chart, but should continue to see plenty of work in preseason action as he fights for a spot on the 53-man roster.

August 8, 2019 10:01 PM EST

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