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Former Oklahoma Star RB Samaje Perine Signs With New NFL Team

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NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

After spending this season with the Cincinnati Bengals, former Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine will sign with the Miami Dolphins before Week 17.

Ironically, the Bengals and Dolphins faced off against each other yesterday. Miami has been hammered by running back injuries lately, necessitating them signing Perine off Cincinnati's practice squad today.

However, the Dolphins reportedly are interested in the third-year pro beyond this Sunday.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Perine will be part of Miami's plans in 2020 as well.

A fourth-round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2017, Perine received extensive work as a rookie. In 16 games (eight starts), he rushed for 603 yards and a touchdown on 175 carries while also catching 22 passes.

Perine played in only five games for Washington in 2018 and was waived by the team on at the end of training camp this summer. He signed with the Bengals and made six appearances with the team but did not record any offensive statistics.