Joshua Perkins

Joshua Perkins

Tight End #82
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 225 lb.
College:Washington
Age:27
Born:August 5, 1993
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Joshua Perkins: Reaches new career highs in 2019

Perkins caught nine of his 13 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in five games during the 2019 season.

Analysis: Perkins set new career marks in catches, yards and targets in his third pro season but still wasn't much of a fantasy contributor. The 26-year-old will become a restricted free agent in the offseason, so there is a good chance he will be backing up Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert again in 2020.

January 19, 2020 8:53 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Finds end zone Sunday

Perkins caught four of six targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: The tight end, promoted off the practice squad at the end of November due to the rash of injuries the Eagles have had to deal with, was pressed into duty at wide receiver in this one and ended up scoring his second career TD, with his first coming as a Falcon back in 2016. Philly will take on Seattle in a wild-card clash next weekend, but despite his solid showing in Week 17, Perkins' role in the offense will likely depend on the health of more talented teammates like Zach Ertz (ribs).

December 29, 2019 8:48 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: No catches in win

Perkins failed to corral either of his two targets in Sunday's 17-9 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Perkins' targets both came in the first half and were his first in two weeks. The 26-year-old saw 26 offensive snaps in this one and eight on special teams.

December 23, 2019 3:47 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Nabs five catches in win

Perkins caught all five of his targets for 37 yards in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: It was quite the season debut for Perkins, who had not played an offensive snap all season prior to Monday. Three of his catches went for first downs, including his biggest gain of the night, a 13-yarder on the game-winning drive in overtime. When Alshon Jeffery (foot) was forced from the game, it left the Eagles with only two healthy wide receivers. The 25-year-old stepped in to fill the void, with all of his targets coming in the second half. He could continue to have a role going forward with Jeffery now out for the season, but it bears watching if the Eagles sign any receivers prior to their Week 15 matchup at Washington.

December 10, 2019 7:15 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Signed from practice squad

Perkins was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Perkins' promotion doesn't bode well for fellow tight end Zach Ertz's (hamstring) status. Even if Ertz ends up sitting out, Perkins is unlikely to see heavy involvement. Perkins had just five catches in nine games for the Eagles last season.

November 30, 2019 3:40 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Sees 23 snaps Thursday

Perkins recorded one reception on two targets for five yards in Thursday's 26-15 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The fact that Perkins played Thursday is good news, as he left the practice field Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury. It certainly would've been an unfortunate time to go down with an injury, as the 26-year-old sits on the roster bubble as Philadelphia's fourth tight end and obviously needs to see the field to make his case.

August 23, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Leaves practice Tuesday

Perkins left practice with a trainer for an undisclosed reason, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Analysis: What exactly forced Perkins off the practice field is unclear at this time, but the team should have an update on his status soon. Perkins can't afford to miss time with an injury given that he is sitting squarely on the roster bubble.

August 20, 2019 11:33 AM EST

Joshua Perkins: On roster bubble

Perkins appears to be on the roster bubble ahead of the 2019 season, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Entering his fourth season in the league, Perkins has appeared in only 17 games for the Eagles and Falcons over his career and caught eight passes for 109 yards and a score along the way. He's coming off a 2018 campaign in which the tight end finished the year on injured reserve, but Perkins has since returned to team drills this spring, according to Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger. Now healthy, the challenge for Perkins this summer will be to unseat Richard Rodgers for the No. 3 role.

June 17, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Lands on IR

Perkins (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Perkins' placement on injured reserve comes following the activation of fellow tight end Richard Rodgers. Coach Doug Pederson said earlier this week that he expects Perkins to miss "significant time," and it now appears that Perkins will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Perkins caught five of eleven targets for 67 yards in five games the Eagles in 2018.

November 16, 2018 1:57 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Not practicing Wednesday

Perkins (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Daniel Gallen of pennlive.com reports.

Analysis: Perkins' lack of practice is no surprise, considering that the depth tight end is expected to miss a significant amount of time due to his knee injury. Dallas Goedert will remain the unquestioned backup to starter Zach Ertz during Sunday's game against the Saints.

November 14, 2018 1:55 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Set to miss 'significant time' with injury

Coach Doug Pederson revealed Wednesday that Perkins is dealing with a knee injury and will miss "significant time," Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Pederson said that Perkins' injury was a contributing factor to the Eagles' decision earlier this week to designate fellow tight end Richard Rodgers as one of their two players eligible to return from injured reserve. If Rodgers fares well in his initial three practices of 2018, he could be added to the roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, with Perkins becoming a candidate to shift to IR to facilitate the transaction. Even when healthy this season, Perkins has been a distant third on the depth chart behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, notching just five receptions for 67 yards across nine games while seeing most of his duties on special teams.

November 14, 2018 8:24 AM EST

Joshua Perkins: Avoids injury report leading up Atlanta showdown

Perkins (head) was not listed on the Eagles' most recent injury report, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Perkins suffered a head injury during the Eagles second preseason contest. As with most players, Philadelphia remained relatively mum regarding his status and subsequent progression. Without his name in the report, it's expected that Perkins will be available as depth tight end for Thursday's season opener.

September 4, 2018 3:13 PM EST

Joshua Perkins: Exits with head injury

Perkins left Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots to be evaluated for a head injury.

Analysis: Perkins registered seven snaps on special teams and did not see the field on offense before leaving the game. The specifics and severity of the injury are not yet known.

August 17, 2018 9:01 AM EST

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