Lamical Perine

Pittsburgh Steelers
Running Back #22
Pittsburgh Steelers
Running Back #22

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Steelers Sign La'Mical Perine

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent running back La'Mical Perine to a one-year deal, they announced on Thursday. Perine had been cut loose by the Kansas City Chiefs roughly one week earlier. A fourth-round pick in 2020, Perine has never been a major contributor out of the backfield. His best season came as a rookie with the New York Jets when he totaled 295 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns. He has just 33 touches over seven games since then, though he did log one start with the Chiefs in 2023 (21 rushes, 76 rushing yards, three receptions, 33 receiving yards). Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren have the top two running back spots occupied in Pittsburgh, so Perine is presumably competing for the third-string role with versatile veteran Cordarrelle Patterson, former Harvard standout Aaron Shampklin, and undrafted rookie Daijun Edwards. He remains off the fantasy radar.

May 24, 2024 12:30 AM EST

Chiefs Release La'Mical Perine

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back La'Mical Perine on Friday. Perine was taken by the New York Jets in the fourth round (120th overall) in 2020 out of Florida. He spent his first three years with the Jets and only played in 14 games (zero starts) over two years, racking up 263 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 72 rushing attempts, adding 11 receptions for 63 yards. The 26-year-old joined the Chiefs for the 2023 campaign and had 22 carries for 77 yards and added three catches for 33 yards in just three regular-season games (one start). He's now on the open market and will be looking to join another squad for training camp this summer. No matter where Perine latches on, he'll be well off the fantasy radar and will just be trying to make the team out of training camp and the preseason.

May 17, 2024 9:40 PM EST

La'Mical Perine Gains 109 Yards In Mop-Up Duty

Kansas City Chiefs running back La'Mical Perine shouldered a bell-cow role in Week 18's regular-season finale as the team topped the Los Angeles Chargers 13-12, carrying the ball 21 times for 76 yards with three catches for 33 yards. Isiah Pacheco (quadriceps/shoulder) was inactive for Sunday's date, as the Chiefs rested their top playmakers ahead of the postseason, and Perine handled the interim lead-back role fairly well. Clyde Edwards-Helaire made a brief cameo early in the game for three touches before joining the key producers on the sidelines. The 25-year-old former New York Jet is settled in as K.C.'s No. 3 tailback with Jerick McKinnon (groin) on injured reserve but would likely only be called upon during the playoffs in the event of an injury to Pacheco or Edwards-Helaire, so he won't be fantasy relevant on Saturday versus the Miami Dolphins for Wild Card play.

Jan 8, 2024 2:15 AM EST

Joins practice squad

Perine signed with the Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Oct 18, 2022 2:25 PM EST

Released from practice squad

The Eagles released Perine from their practice squad Wednesday.

Sep 7, 2022 7:45 AM EST

Joins Philly's practice squad

The Eagles signed Perine to their practice squad Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Aug 31, 2022 2:38 PM EST

Let go by the Jets

The Jets waived Perine on Monday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Aug 29, 2022 2:29 PM EST

Falls flat in preseason finale

Perine rushed once for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 31-27 preseason win over the Giants.

Aug 29, 2022 7:45 AM EST

Finds end zone against Falcons

Perine rushed twice for 10 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 24-16 preseason win over Atlanta.

Aug 23, 2022 5:16 PM EST

Solid showing in preseason opener

Perine rushed 10 times for 51 yards in Friday's 24-21 preseason win over Philadelphia.

Aug 14, 2022 10:57 AM EST

Just eight touches all season

Perine rushed eight times for 31 yards and wasn't targeted in 2021.

Jan 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Perine (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers.

Jan 2, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Perine is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Dec 19, 2021 8:53 AM EST

Pressed into action by injuries

Perine rushed seven times for 28 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 30-9 loss to the Saints.

Dec 12, 2021 3:28 PM EST

Inactive for Week 13

Perine (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Dec 5, 2021 9:15 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Perine (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Texans, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.

Nov 28, 2021 9:17 AM EST

Healthy scratch again

Perine (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Cimini of reports.

Nov 21, 2021 9:07 AM EST

Healthy scratch Week 10

Perine (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Nov 14, 2021 8:56 AM EST

One carry in Week 8 win

Perine rushed once for three yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Bengals.

Nov 1, 2021 11:38 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Perine is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Oct 10, 2021 5:20 AM EST