The Phinsider’s 90-in-90 series today continues, moving back to the offensive side of the ball, though it really is more to the special teams portion of the game. This annual series take a look at the Miami Dolphins’ 90-man roster, spotlighting one player for each edition. The look at the player includes his performance in 2017, why he could progress or why he could regress in 2018, and then his chances of making the roster for the 53-man regular season limit.
This year, we have already finished the reviews for wide receiver Leonte Carroo, punter Matt Haack, safety T.J. McDonald, running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive end William Hayes, wide receiver Isaiah Ford, safety/cornerback Walt Aikens, defensive end Claudy Mathieu, linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Xavien Howard, long snapper Lucas Gravelle, wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end A.J. Derby, running back Frank Gore, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, wide receiver Kenny Stills, cornerback Tony Lippett, kicker Jason Sanders, kicker Greg Joseph, left tackle Laremy Tunsil, tight end Mike Gesicki, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, running back Kalen Ballage, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, tight end Durham Smythe, quarterback David Fales, wide receiver Albert Wilson, defensive tackle Akeem Spence, linebacker Chase Allen, and defensive end Cameron Wake. Today. We look at running back Senorise Perry.
After spending the 2016 season on Miami’s practice squad, Perry played in all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2017. While he only recorded eight carries for 30 yards and one reception for three yards, Perry did solid work on special teams. He returned team kicks for a 20.2 yards per return average. He was also second on the team in special teams tackles, recording nine.
Why he will progress
Perry’s development and role with the team will likely be primarily as a special teams member. He works well in kick coverage and as a return option as well. With Michael Thomas now playing for the New York Giants, Perry could see his role expand on special teams.
Why he might regress
Perry’s biggest issue this season is the addition of free agent running back Frank Gore and the drafting of running back Kalen Ballage. Suddenly sitting around fourth on the depth chart, and probably will not see as many touches this year as he had been hoping after Jay Ajayi’s trade last year and Damien Williams joining the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency this season. Without those touches, it will be hard to say Perry is progressing as a running back.
Chances of making the 53-man roster
Perry could be on the roster bubble this summer, a position it did not seem he would be just a couple of months ago. His special teams play could be the deciding factor in keeping Perry on the roster, while Buddy Howell and Brandon Radcliffe have to prove themselves still.