Lamical Perine

Lamical Perine

Running Back #22
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 216 lb.
College:Florida
Age:22
Born:January 30, 1998
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 4 (120)
Draft Team:NYJ

Lamical Perine: Fewer than 300 yards as rookie

Perine -- who spent Week 17 on the reserve/COVID-19 list -- finishes his rookie season with 232 yards and two touchdowns on 64 carries and 63 yards on 11 catches.

Analysis: The fourth-round pick out of Florida battled ankle injuries, which limited him to 10 appearances. Perine averaged just 3.6 yards per carry, but some of that ineffectiveness can be excused by New York's poor offensive line play and overall ineptitude on offense under since-fired head coach Adam Gase. With the team unlikely to bring back Gase favorite Frank Gore, Perine could find himself atop the running back depth chart next season, though the Jets will almost certainly bring in competition at the position via free agency or the draft.

January 3, 2021 6:25 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Headed to COVID-19 list

Perine (illness) will be placed on reserve/COVID-19 list, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Per the report, Perine's placement on the the list is the result of a positive test. With Frank Gore (lung contusion) out this week, Ty Johnson and Josh Adams are currently the team's available backfield options, along with practice squad member Pete Guerriero.

December 30, 2020 8:34 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Ten touches in return

Perine (ankle) rushed nine times for 30 yards and caught one of two targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Perine came off IR for his first action since Week 11, and he finished with nine carries while Frank Gore got 13 and Ty Johnson received two. The distribution of carries was tilted further in Gore's favor until the veteran running back suffered a second-half chest injury, which paved the way for Perine to take over as the lead back with New York trying to run clock late. If Gore's unable to suit up in next week's season finale, Perine would likely get the majority of the carries against the Patriots with Johnson subbing in on passing downs.

December 27, 2020 2:43 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Activated off IR

Perine (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Perine hasn't played since suffering an injury during Week 11, but he'll make a return to New York's active roster with the team coming off the heels of its first win of the season. The fourth-round pick saw at least six carries in each of the last five games although it remains to be seen if that workload will return with Ty Johnson and Josh Adams contributing more in recent weeks.

December 26, 2020 1:39 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Back practicing, but status TBD

Perine (ankle) has resumed practicing with the team, but coach Adam Gase was non-committal Thursday regarding when he expects the running back to return to game action, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Perine became designated to return from injured reserve Dec. 16, however, he was deemed inactive for last Sunday's 23-20 upset of the Rams. The Florida product could have a chance to play Week 16 against the Browns, but at this point, his status is very much up in the air. Perine has registered a couple of blips on the fantasy radar this season, scoring touchdowns Weeks 7 and 11, but the 22-year-old has only exceeded 40 scrimmage yards in a game once all season.

December 24, 2020 7:05 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Won't return Week 15

Perine (ankle) will not be activated from injured reserve Saturday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Perine will miss a fourth straight game due to his high-ankle sprain, setting the stage for Frank Gore, Ty Johnson and Josh Adams to handle New York's backfield reps against the Rams. If Perine can return Week 16, coach Adam Gase will likely deploy him in a committee.

December 19, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Unlikely for Week 15

Jets head coach Adam Gase said Thursday that Perine (ankle) is unlikely to be activated from injured reserve ahead of the team's Week 15 matchup with the Rams, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Perine has missed the Jets' last three games with a high-ankle sprain, but the rookie appeared to have a shot at suiting up this weekend after the Jets designated him to return from injured reserve Wednesday. Though Perine is now practicing with the Jets, Gase suggested that he wanted to evaluate the running back over a full week before giving him the green light to play. As a result, Frank Gore looks poised to continue as New York's starting back against the Rams, with Ty Johnson and Josh Adams on hand as change-of-pace options.

December 17, 2020 9:29 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Slated to return to practice

Perine (ankle) has been designated to return from IR.

Analysis: Perine, who suffered a high-ankle sprain during Week 11 action, was placed on injured reserve Nov. 24. Now that he's ready to resume practicing, the 2020 fourth-rounder could find himself back on the team's active roster in time to suit up Sunday against the Rams. If that's the case, Perine would figure to resume a complementary role in a New York backfield that also includes Frank Gore, Ty Johnson and Josh Adams.

December 16, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Should practice soon

Coach Adam Gase said Monday that Perine (ankle) is expected to resume practicing this week, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick hasn't played since Week 11, when he injured his ankle, but it appears as though he could retake the field soon. At such time as Perine does resume practicing, a 21-day window wherein he can be monitored without counting against the active roster will begin.

December 14, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Out at least three weeks

The Jets placed Perine (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Perine will be sidelined for at least three games after sustaining a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Jets. While Perine is out of the picture, Frank Gore is expected to see the bulk of the carries in the backfield, with Ty Johnson and Josh Adams serving as the Jets' main change-of-pace options.

November 24, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Set to miss time

Perine (ankle) suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and will miss time, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: High-ankle sprains often require multiple weeks to fully recover from, so Perine could be a candidate for IR. The rookie fourth-round pick appeared primed to begin garnering increased touches prior to injuring his ankle, but now the Jets will roll forth with Frank Gore and Ty Johnson out of the backfield. Josh Adams also appears destined to bump up from the practice squad.

November 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Hurts ankle Sunday

Perine suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game at Denver, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Prior to his departure in the third quarter, Perine had eight carries for 33 yards and one touchdown, but he didn't gather in his only target. He's considered doubtful to return, which leaves Frank Gore and Ty Johnson as the only healthy Jets running backs.

November 22, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Coach promises more touches

Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that the plan is for Perine to get more touches moving forward, though Frank Gore will continue to play a prominent role as well, Al Iannazone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: This isn't the first time Gase has promised a larger role for Perine, though in fairness, the rookie has averaged 10 touches per game in the last four after touching the ball just 17 times over his first four appearances. Still, those hoping for the win-less Jets to invest fully in the future shouldn't get their hopes up, as Gase said Gore -- who is averaging 3.6 yards per carry without a touchdown this season -- is "probably playing at one of the higher levels of anybody we have right now."

November 18, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Gets eight touches

Perine rushed six times for 19 yards and caught both of his targets for 19 yards in Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Perine's longest gain went for 11 yards, as he again split time with Frank Gore in New York's backfield. Overall, though, Gore's 12 rushes for 46 yards and two grabs for 13 more lent slightly more value than that from Perine's touches. Still, with neither player really separating himself from the other, it's likely the Jets continue with their tailback rotation when they return from their Week 10 bye, capping the already-mild upside of both options.

November 9, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Continues 50/50 split with Gore

Perine rushed eight times for 27 yards and caught both of his targets for six more in Sunday's 35-9 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Perine and Frank Gore (hand) split the backfield workload with 10 touches apiece. It would make sense for the winless Jets to give the 22-year-old rookie most of the work over the 37-year-old Gore, but coach Adam Gase seems to have other ideas. With a Patriots team that has lost four consecutive games coming to town in Week 9, New York has a better chance of avoiding a negative game script and staying committed to the run.

November 1, 2020 3:57 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Scores TD as role grows

Perine rushed 11 times for 39 yards and a touchdown while adding two catches for 16 yards on three targets in Sunday's 18-10 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Perine and Frank Gore both got 11 carries, and while Gore rushed for 60 yards to Perine's 39, it was the rookie fourth-round pick who scored New York's only touchdown. His five-yard touchdown in the second quarter actually gave the Jets a surprising 10-0 lead, but it was all Bills after that. Perine's role should continue to expand at Gore's expense moving forward, but game script likely won't yield many rushing opportunities in Week 8, with New York expected to fall behind against the Chiefs.

October 25, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Nine touches in shutout loss

Perine rushed seven times for 27 yards and caught two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Nobody on New York's offense played well, but it's discouraging that Perine was outproduced by both Frank Gore (11 carries for 46 yards) and Ty Johnson (three carries for 42 yards). Almost half of Perine's rushing yards came on a meaningless 13-yard carry to end the first half. The rookie has made a habit of hesitating at the line of scrimmage and waiting for larger holes to open up, but those holes aren't being created by an injury-riddled Jets offensive line. Until Perine shows the ability to at least keep the offense on schedule with modest gains, he'll have a hard time carving out a larger role.

October 19, 2020 6:29 AM EST

Lamical Perine: Coach promises larger role

Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Perine will play a larger role moving forward following the release of starting running back Le'Veon Bell, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "Perine's definitely going to get bigger role. Frank (Gore), you're not going to lean on him, because where he's at in his career. Getting Perine involved is going to be critical," Gase said.

Analysis: Perine only got 15 carries to Gore's 49 while Bell was sidelined by a hamstring injury in Weeks 2-4, but Gase surely realizes that continuing to feed a 37-year-old running back over a fourth-round rookie is a surefire way to lose your job when coaching an 0-5 team. While Perine's 3.7 yards per carry and two catches for minus-1 yards are nothing to write home about, he has a golden opportunity to seize the Jets' lead-back role and build his value.

October 14, 2020 11:07 AM EST

Lamical Perine: No offensive role Week 5

Perine returned two kicks for 22 yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick had 15 carries over the previous three games in the absence of Le'Veon Bell, but he didn't play a single offensive snap Sunday with Bell back from injured reserve. Coach Adam Gase said the Jets want to avoid putting "too much" on Perine and "stunt his growth," so it hardly sound as though the team is looking to give him a larger offensive role. He's unlikely to be much of a factor while Bell and Frank Gore remain healthy.

October 12, 2020 1:14 PM EST

Lamical Perine: Five carries in Week 4

Perine rushed five times for 15 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Thursday's 37-28 loss to Denver.

Analysis: Perine mixed in behind Frank Gore (13 carries for 30 yards) on early downs, while Kalen Ballage served in a pass-catching role. With Gore averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and Ballage committing a couple of critical gaffes, there's opportunity for Perine to earn himself a larger workload while Le'Veon Bell heals up from a hamstring injury. Whether the rookie fourth-rounder is given a a chance to seize that opportunity by a stubborn coaching staff is a different story.

October 2, 2020 10:18 AM EST

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