Bibbs on the rise, Perine on the bubble

Brian Tinsman
August 30, 2018 - 10:38 pm
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Roster cuts will be finalized less than 48 hours after the last preseason battle, and game tape from Thursday night could prove critical for the running backs.

Especially after the loss of rookie Derrius Guice, Samaje Perine seemed like a logical fit to make the final roster. Then he got hurt in the second preseason game.

While he recovered, the team signed Adrian Peterson, who seized the starting job in his absence.

In his final audition for the team, he managed a decent 30 yards on seven carries, but also fumbled the football. The consensus from 106.7 The Fan personalities was a collective groan:

On the other end of the spectrum, Kapri Bibbs seems to catapulted himself onto the roster with a strong fourth-quarter performance. Midway through the fourth quarter, he had two rushes for 11 yards, but another 34 yards on two receptions. Throw in some good pass protection and the consensus for him was overwhelmingly positive:

Roster cuts will begin on Friday and be finalized by Saturday. It's possible that coaches will weight scenarios and performance differently than what fans saw on Thursday night, but Bibbs and Perine certainly turned in divergent performances in the last live test.

 

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