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Samaje Perine re-signs with Bengals


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The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed unrestricted free agent running back Samaje Perine to a two-year contract through the 2022 season, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Perine, a fifth-year player by way of the Oklahoma Sooners, was originally a fourth-round draft pick of Washington Football Team in 2017. He spent his first two seasons (2017-18) with Washington before joining the Bengals on waivers prior to the 2019 season-opener. He also had a brief stint in Miami late in 2019, but was re-acquired on waivers by Cincinnati last April.

Last season for the Bengals, Perine played in all 16 games (one start) and rushed 63 times for 301 yards (4.8 avg) and three touchdowns. For his career, he has played in 44 games (nine starts) and rushed 251 times for 952 yards (3.8 avg) and four scores, while also catching 36 passes for 253 yards and a receiving TD.