Jets Designating RB La’Mical Perine & K Sam Ficken To Return From IR


The Jets will designate fourth-round RB La’Mical Perine and K Sam Ficken to return from injured reserve on Wednesday, per Rich Cimini.

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This opens a three-week window for them to practice with the team before New York has to add them to the active roster. 

Perine, 22, was selected by the Jets with the No. 120 pick in the fourth round of this year’s draft. He signed a four-year, $4,040,344 rookie contract that included a $745,344 signing bonus.

In 2020, Perine has appeared in nine games for the Jets and rushed for 202 yards on 55 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 49 yards and no touchdowns.

During his four-year college career, Perine recorded 493 rushing attempts for 2,485 yards (5.0 YPC) and 22 touchdowns to go along with 72 receptions for 674 yards receiving (9.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns. 

Ficken, 28, wound up signing on with the Jaguars in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He lasted just over a month in Jacksonville before he was waived during the first round of roster cuts.

After a brief stint with the Chiefs, Ficken joined the Rams towards the end of 2018 after Greg Zuerlein suffered a season-ending injury. Los Angeles brought Ficken back on an exclusive rights contract, but he was waived coming out of the preseason.

The Seahawks signed Ficken to a futures contract heading into 2019 before placing him on waivers. Green Bay claimed Ficken and he ended up losing a competition with Mason Crosby for the starting job and was cut again. He caught on with the Jets and re-signed as an exclusive rights free agent. 

In 2020, Ficken has appeared in seven games for the Jets and converted 9-10 field goal attempts and 8-10 of his extra point tries.

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