Ranking 5 running backs the Arizona Cardinals can sign
2 - Samaje Perine
The one downside is that Perine, like Conner, is a larger back, so there would be little variation in style. The upside, however, is that Perine has shown time and again that he can be an effective role player in the NFL.
He also knows what it's like to play for a team that has rapidly evolved, having spent the greater part of four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Perine rushed for over 245 yards in each of the last three seasons in Cincy, and he also averaged 4.4 yards per rush in that span.
Perine is also dangerous in the passing game, with 76 receptions over the previous three seasons, with 65 of them coming in 2021 and 2022. Last year, he logged a career-high 38 catches, with career-highs in receiving yards (287), and receiving touchdowns (4). Overall, if the Arizona Cardinals want someone who can run and catch, Perine could be a prime target.