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Joshua Perkins

San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #82
San Francisco 49ers
Tight End #82

Joshua Perkins News

Let go by 49ers

Perkins was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Perkins signed with San Francisco in early August and will depart the team after spending about two weeks in camp. He spent the entirety of 2020 on injured reserve with the Eagles with an upper body injury.

Aug 17, 2021 10:20 PM EST


Signs one-year contract

Perkins signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Perkins apparently impressed enough during his weekend workout with San Francisco to earn a spot on the roster early in training camp. The tight end suffered an upper-body injury in camp last year and spent the entire 2020 campaign on injured reserve with the Eagles.

Aug 4, 2021 10:23 AM EST



Works out in San Francisco

Perkins (upper body) had a workout with the 49ers on Saturday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Perkins spent last year on injured reserve with the Eagles after suffering a camp injury, and he's looking to find a new team in 2021.

Aug 1, 2021 3:50 PM EST


Hits injured reserve

The Eagles placed Perkins (upper body) on injured reserve Wednesday, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Perkins looked in line to handle a key reserve role for Philadelphia before he suffered a significant upper body injury during practice over the weekend. In his stead, Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson will look to pick up the slack behind top tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

Aug 26, 2020 4:18 PM EST


Could have long-term injury

Perkins suffered an upper-body injury Sunday and is out indefinitely, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Analysis: Perkins was slated to get first-team reps for a bit while Zach Ertz (upper body) and Dallas Goedert (thumb) were on the sidelines, but now he'll sit out, too. It sounds like the team will do more tests to gauge the severity of Perkins' injury, but his Week 1 status is in jeopardy. For the time being, Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson are the only two healthy tight ends in Philadelphia.

Aug 23, 2020 1:24 PM EST



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.

Jan 19, 2020 8:53 PM EST


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).

Dec 29, 2019 8:48 PM EST


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.

Dec 23, 2019 3:47 PM EST


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.

Dec 10, 2019 7:15 PM EST


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.

Nov 30, 2019 3:40 PM EST


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.

Aug 23, 2019 3:12 PM EST


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.

Aug 20, 2019 11:33 AM EST


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.

Jun 17, 2019 2:50 PM EST


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.

Nov 16, 2018 1:57 PM EST


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.

Nov 14, 2018 1:55 PM EST


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.

Nov 14, 2018 8:24 AM EST


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.

Sep 4, 2018 3:13 PM EST


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.

Aug 17, 2018 9:01 AM EST


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