The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back LaDarius Perkins to the practice squad.
Perkins, 5-10, 195 pounds, most recently played for the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) in 2015. He saw action with the Omaha Mammoths of the FXFL in 2014 before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers to the their practice squad on November 19, 2014, where he spent the final six weeks of the regular season and one postseason contest. Perkins was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He spent the entire offseason and training camp with the team before being waived on August 30, 2014.
Collegiately, Perkins played in 50 games (23 starts) at Mississippi State and totaled 4,253 all-purpose yards, the second-highest total in school history. He recorded 25 total touchdowns (15 rushing, 10 receiving) and finished ranked fifth all-time in rushing yards (2,554) and carries (530), while adding 68 receptions for 714 yards (10.5 avg.). Perkins was named Second Team All-Southeastern Conference by The Associated Press and ESPN.com as a junior in 2012 after rushing for 1,024 yards and eight touchdowns on 205 carries (5.0 avg.), catching 19 passes for 160 yards (8.4 avg.) and two touchdowns and contributing 16 kickoff returns for 325 yards (20.3 avg.).
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