Dalyn Dawkins

Dalyn Dawkins

Running Back #0
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 175 lb.
College:Colorado State
Age:26
Born:December 12, 1994
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Dalyn Dawkins: Returns to Lions' practice squad

Dawkins was re-signed to Detroit's practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The move marks Dawkins' fourth go-round with Detroit this season, though he has yet to see any game action. Dawkins last took an NFL snap last season with Tennessee, when he combined for 26 yards on 11 rush attempts over two games.

December 23, 2020 4:45 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Cut from practice squad

The Lions cut Dawkins from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: This is the third time that Dawkins has been bounced from the practice squad since landing in Detroit in October. The 26-year-old hasn't played a game this year. He'll seek a practice squad role elsewhere.

December 15, 2020 5:10 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Back with Lions

Dawkins signed with Detroit's practice squad Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Dawkins was cut from the team's practice squad just a week ago, but found his way back to the team. The 25-year-old last saw NFL action in two games with the Titans in 2019, rushing for just 26 yards on 11 carries while dropping his only target.

November 11, 2020 4:35 PM EST

Dalyn Dawkins: Let go by Lions

The Lions cut Dawkins from the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: This is the second time that Dawkins was cut by the Lions in two weeks. He was never called up to the active roster, and he'll likely look to fine-tune his craft on another practice squad.

November 4, 2020 8:56 PM EST

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

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