The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they’ve released running back Paul Perkins.
We have released RB Paul Perkins.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 3, 2021
Perkins, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Giants back in 2016. The Giants waived Perkins with a non-football injury designation last year and he later reverted to their injured reserve list.
New York elected to cut Perkins loose and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Lions. He spent some time with the Lions earlier in 2019 before being waived.
Perkins had brief stints with the Jaguars and Ravens before the Colts signed him to their practice squad in November. He returned to Indianapolis this past January on a futures contract.
In 2019, Perkins appeared in four games for the Lions and rushed for 29 yards on 12 carries and caught one pass for nine yards.