Insider Albert Breer calls Raiders RB Ameer Abdullah a "camp revelation" and believes he's set to play the James White role in HC Josh McDaniels' offense. Abdullah quietly caught 35 balls in 11 games for the Panthers last year and tested as an 87th percentile athlete prior to getting drafted in 2015. Vegas' backfield is murky right now, but if Abdullah is truly pegged for the "James White role," it'd be bad news for RB Josh Jacobs and would leave RB Kenyan Drake undraftable.
The Raiders signed RB Ameer Abdullah to a 1-year deal. They've now added Abdullah and Brandon Bolden to the backfield alongside Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake. Neither of the new guys is likely to be a fantasy factor, but the moves suggest that new HC Josh McDaniels might be planning on Patriots-style committee backfield.
The Vikings have claimed RB Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Lions. While it's encouraging that Abdullah got snatched up so quickly, this obviously isn't a good landing spot. He'll sit behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray on Minnesota's depth chart. Leave Abdullah on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.
The Lions have released RB Ameer Abdullah. Finally. The former 2nd-round pick has just 1 carry and 2 catches on 11 offensive snaps this season. We'll see where he ends up, although it's probably too late in the year for him to make a fantasy impact.
Lions RB Ameer Abullah is inactive for tonight's opener against the Jets. After a preseason that found him in the 1st-team mix, this indicates that Abdullah's depth-chart standing has not improved despite a new coaching staff. With no special-teams role, we're left wondering why Detroit bothers keeping the now-veteran back on the 53-man roster. His deactivation can only help rookie Kerryon Johnson's touch count.
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is in danger of getting cut, according to insider Dave Birkett. That was the thought all offseason, but Abdullah has surprisingly received significant run with the 1st-team offense this preseason. Still, Birkett believes RBs Kerryon Johnson, LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick are roster locks, putting Abdullah on the bubble. He's averaged a decent 4.1 yards per carry this preseason and is expected to get lots of playing time in Thursday's finale. It sounds like that'll be an audition to keep his job in Detroit. Abdullah obviously isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues.
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