Malcolm Perry

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #10
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #10

Malcolm Perry News

Signs deal with Patriots

The Patriots signed Perry to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Perry will join the Patriots for the 2022 season after being released by the team in November. The wide receiver hasn't appeared in the NFL since 2020, a season in which he caught nine passes for 92 yards and a score over nine games as a member of the Dolphins.

Jan 11, 2022 3:15 PM EST


Cut from Saints' practice squad

Perry was cut from the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Perry joined the Saints' practice squad Nov. 23, but failed to make an appearance on the active roster before being cut Tuesday. The running back last played in the NFL in 2020, registering five yards on three rushes and nine catches for 92 yards and a touchdown over nine games with the Dolphins.

Dec 28, 2021 5:25 PM EST



Joins New Orleans' practice squad

Perry signed with the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Perry was recently waived off injured reserve by the Patriots, but he has found a new team within a week. The Saints are expected to have a plan for the 2020 seventh-round pick to be quickly promoted to the active roster.

Nov 23, 2021 11:13 AM EST


Gets released from IR

The Patriots released Perry from their injured reserve Wednesday.

Analysis: Perry was placed on the Patriots' injured reserve list early in September when he suffered a foot injury. The receiver was expected to fill a depth role at wide receiver for New England but instead, he'll try to join a new team as soon as possible.

Nov 17, 2021 5:17 PM EST


Lands on IR

Perry (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Perry was ruled out for Sunday's season opener due to a foot injury, and he'll be forced to miss at least the first three weeks of the season following his placement on IR. The 2020 seventh-rounder was claimed off waivers from the Dolphins in early September and will serve as depth at wide receiver once he's healthy.

Sep 11, 2021 6:13 PM EST



Officially out for Week 1

The Patriots listed Perry (foot) as out ahead of Sunday's season opener, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: As expected, Perry won't suit up Sunday after not practicing all week. The Patriots recently claimed Perry off waivers from the Dolphins, but his New England debut will have to be put on hold.

Sep 10, 2021 1:39 PM EST


Heads to New England

The Patriots claimed Perry off waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Perry played quarterback in college for Navy, but he has primarily worked as a wide receiver/kick-return specialist during his time in the NFL. The move is interesting for New England as they already had six wideouts on their initial 53-man roster, including a premier returner in Gunner Olszewski. The signing could make Perry the de facto emergency quarterback behind Mac Jones while Jarrett Stidham is inactive with a back injury.

Sep 1, 2021 10:08 AM EST


Scores first TD in finale

Perry turned his only target into a 25-yard touchdown during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Perry only played two offensive snaps during the Dolphins' season finale, but he made the most of his opportunities by connecting with Tua Tagovailoa for a TD pass with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter. Of course, by that point the divisional tilt was well out of hand. The seventh-round selection appeared in nine contests as a rookie, during which span he secured nine of 13 targets for 92 yards and a score, primarily operating out of the slot when he did see the field. Perry also had three carries for five yards.

Jan 5, 2021 4:09 PM EST


Gains four yards in win

Perry rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: With DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) out of the lineup, Perry played 10 snaps on offense, working behind Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford. The Dolphins could roll with a similar setup in Week 16 against the Raiders, but the return of Parker or Grant could push Perry further out of the rotation.

Dec 22, 2020 3:12 PM EST


One catch versus Chiefs

Perry caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Perry saw expanded opportunities versus the Chiefs, as both DeVante Parker (leg) and Mike Gesicki (shoulder) were forced off the field, but he still didn't contribute much on offense. Instead, Lynn Bowden and Mack Hollins both stepped up to lead Miami's passing attack.

Dec 13, 2020 5:14 PM EST


Sheds injury tag

Perry (chest) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Perry missed last weekend's win over the Bengals and was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he handled unrestricted reps during Friday's session. The rookie seventh-round pick handled a season-high 78 percent of offensive snaps back in Week 11, so he could play a large role against the Chiefs. Of course, Perry only has seven catches for 62 yards on the season, so he's only on the fantasy radar as a fringe candidate in deep formats.

Dec 11, 2020 1:43 PM EST


Absent from practice

Perry (chest) is not practicing Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Perry sat out last weekend's win over the Bengals due to a chest injury sustained the game prior, and beginning the week with a missed practice doesn't bode particularly well for his chances of returning. Another absence on Perry's part could provide Antonio Callaway and Mack Hollins with increased opportunities on offense.

Dec 9, 2020 10:07 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Perry (chest) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: After exiting early in last week's win over the Jets with the chest injury, Perry failed to practice Wednesday before returning to work in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday. Ultimately, he didn't make enough progress for the Dolphins to sign off on him playing Week 13. With Perry out of the mix, Antonio Callaway and Mack Hollins could see more work alongside DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant in three-wide sets. Rookie Lynn Bowden is the team's other active receiver, and he could also be an option to help replace Perry while also seeing a couple snaps as a wildcat quarterback.

Dec 6, 2020 9:01 AM EST


Draws questionable tag

Perry (chest) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Perry finished the week with back-to-back limited practices, a hint that he has a fair shot at suiting up versus Cincinnati. With Matt Breida (illness) on the COVID-19 list, and both Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) doubtful to play, it's conceivable that Perry could get a handful of backfield opportunities Week 13. It seems more likely, though, that the Dolphins bring Myles Gaskin (knee) off IR on Saturday.

Dec 4, 2020 12:46 PM EST


Upgrades to limited practice

Perry (chest) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Perry couldn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, so his ability to get back on the field in at least a limited capacity represents tangible progress. If the rookie seventh-round pick can attain full clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Bengals, he'll likely handle Miami's No. 3 receiver role.

Dec 3, 2020 3:38 PM EST


Can't practice Wednesday

Perry (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Perry was forced out of last Sunday's win over the Jets due to a chest injury, and his status for Week 13 is now also looking murky. If Perry can't go against the Bengals, Mack Hollins, Antonio Callaway and Lynn Bowden could all handle slightly increased roles.

Dec 2, 2020 12:48 PM EST


Suffers chest injury

Perry exited Sunday's game against the Jets with a chest injury.

Analysis: The 23-year-old caught his lone target for eight yards during the first quarter before sustaining the injury. Mack Hollins could have an increased offensive role if Perry can't retake the field Sunday.

Nov 29, 2020 10:43 AM EST


Targeted five times in loss

Perry caught three of five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Rookie Tua Tagovailoa struggled in his fourth career start and was eventually benched in the fourth quarter. Before his departure, Perry was targeted just once, catching the pass for a three-yard gain. Ryan Fitzpatrick entered in Tagovailoa's place and targeted Perry on 22.2 percent of his throws, leading to a career high in receiving yards for the rookie. Perry finished the game with a season-high 78 percent snap share, too, so his opportunities could rise in the near future.

Nov 24, 2020 1:13 PM EST


Minor involvement again

Perry had one carry for six yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers. He also caught both of his targets for 21 yards.

Analysis: Perry has now had two straight games where he handled around 40 percent of offensive snaps, both of which came with Preston Williams (knee) out of the lineup. The rookie seventh-round pick will look to continue making the most out of his few opportunities.

Nov 16, 2020 5:42 PM EST


Targeted once in win

Perry didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: In his second NFL game, Perry saw some extra reps because Preston Williams exited early with a foot injury. The rookie out of Navy didn't do much with his 23 snaps, though, and he'll likely revert to a depth role if Williams can play this week against the Chargers.

Nov 10, 2020 1:11 PM EST


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