Jets RB La'Mical Perine has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. He figures to miss multiple weeks and can be dropped from redraft rosters. Frank Gore will remain New York's lead back, with Ty Johnson and likely practice-squad call-up Josh Adams backing him up.
Jets RB La'Mical Perine was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury. He remained in a committee with RB Frank Gore before going down. We'll look for an update on Perine's injury.
Perine expected to be "feature back" the rest of the way
ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that Jets RB La'Mical Perine is expected to be the "feature back" the rest of the season as the team "tries to determine if he can be a future RB1." In 4 games since Le'Veon Bell's release, Frank Gore has out-carried Perine 44 to 32. It sounds like we should project the split to shift toward the rookie going forward. We'll see exactly how big a share he gets, but New York's offensive ineptitude leaves Perine as just a RB3 or flex for now.
Jets HC Adam Gase confirmed that RB La'Mical Perine is in for a "bigger role" following RB Le'Veon Bell's release. "Frank [Gore], you're not going to lean on him with as heavy load because of where he is in his career," Gase added. "We have a really good idea how many touches is the right amount for him. Getting Perine really involved is going to be critical for us." The Jets' offensive ineptitude caps the upside on both RBs. Gore is still the better bet for immediate touches, but don't be surprised if Perine has taken over as the lead back by the end of the season.