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Bishop Sankey | Running Back | #20

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 209
College: Washington
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (54) / TEN
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ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky kept RB Bishop Sankey on his 53-man roster projection.
Kuharsky kept Sankey around instead of Antonio Andrews and 2015 fifth-rounder David Cobb. That trio is likely competing for one roster spot, and at this point it is anyone's guess who emerges in training camp. Sankey has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry over 199 career attempts, but that is still better than anything Andrews or Cobb has been able to muster. Jun 20 - 10:21 AM
Source: ESPN

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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss mentioned Bishop Sankey as a running back that could potentially interest New England.

The Patriots have good depth among pass-catching running backs, starting with Dion Lewis and James White, but they could be in the market for a between-the-tackles runner type with LeGarrette Blount coming off injury and entering his age-30 season. Sankey seems destined to be gone from Tennessee after the Titans added DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry this spring.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 9:32 AM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey praised Bishop Sankey's performance at OTAs.

Sankey was phased out last year and is now on the bubble with DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry set to dominate carries. However, Mularkey is impressed by how Sankey has responded with his back against the wall. "Bishop has done some good things out here," said Mularkey. "It’s amazing the good competition that’s taken place at this position with two new backs. Everybody’s game has stepped up." Sankey may need to play special teams to last in Nashville.
Jun 3 - 3:46 PM

A Titans staff member told third-round S Kevin Byard that Bishop Sankey's number was available.

Byard wore No. 20 in college, the same number Sankey has worn his first two years in the league. Teams often have players share numbers when the roster is expanded during the offseason, but the top players usually get their number all to themselves. After the Titans traded for DeMarco Murray and drafted Derrick Henry, Sankey is clearly no longer a highly-valued asset, and it would be a surprise if he survives training camp on the roster.
Source: ESPN
May 4 - 5:54 PM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky believes Bishop Sankey "may well not make the team."

Kuharsky is just stating the obvious. The Titans have (over?)invested major resources in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, and still have 2015 fifth-rounder David Cobb and pass-catching back Dexter McCluster. Sankey has showed next to nothing in two years on the job, taking the ball 199 times for 762 yards (3.82 YPC) while catching a modest 32 passes. The Titans' best-case scenario could be trading Sankey for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 2:06 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says the team will address running back this offseason.

The Titans had the league's most pathetic running back corps in 2015, so it's not a surprise. This year's draft class hasn't shaken out yet, but it's an unusually strong free agent crop for runners. Bishop Sankey's roster spot isn't guaranteed for 2016.
Jan 18 - 2:51 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed four times for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

It ends another disappointing year for Sankey. A 2014 second-round pick, Sankey has been a bust through two seasons. He was a healthy scratch before Dexter McCluster went on I.R. in Week 14. Sankey finishes with 332 total yards and just one touchdown. He'll compete for a special teams/pass-down role in 2016.
Jan 3 - 4:38 PM

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said Bishop Sankey will be more involved Week 17 against the Colts.

Sankey led the backfield in snaps after Antonio Andrews turned the ball over twice against the Texans. David Cobb still handled more carries, but Sankey was the preferred passing-down back with the team down big. After making one of the biggest plays of the day on a 30-yard catch-and-run, Sankey might have earned more carries as well. This backfield is one to avoid for fantasy purposes, but Sankey could at least end his disappointing sophomore campaign on a high note.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Bishop Sankey rushed twice for 11 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards Week 16 against the Texans.

Sankey made one of the biggest plays of the day for Tennessee when he took a short dump-off 30 yards to help set up the Titans' only touchdown. Sankey will finish off his disappointing sophomore campaign as the passing-game option in Tennessee's nondescript backfield.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Bishop Sankey caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Titans' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

Sankey was held without a rushing attempt. Imitating Dexter McCluster for the season's final two weeks, Sankey will lack fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey expects Bishop Sankey to have a bigger role in Week 15.

That won't be hard to do since Sankey was a healthy scratch last week. The bigger role is a necessity with Dexter McCluster (wrist) landing on injured reserve. We still wouldn't count on Sankey getting more than 5-6 touches against the Patriots. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Titans declared RB Bishop Sankey (healthy) inactive for Week 14 against the Jets.

Sankey has now been a healthy scratch three times since Week 9. The 2014 second-rounder looks headed for a quick exit from Tennessee. Titans also declared WR Kendall Wright, OLB Derrick Morgan, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, DL Mike Martin, OT Jamon Meredith, and DE Ropati Pitoitua inactive for Week 14 against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said Bishop Sankey will be active for Week 12 against the Raiders.

The Titans will need an extra body at running back while Dexter McCluster is out with a sprained MCL. Antonio Andrews and David Cobb will still get most of Tennessee's carries. Sankey isn't a fantasy option.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Bishop Sankey is a healthy scratch for Week 11.

It's the second time in three weeks. This time, Sankey was left in street clothes in favor of David Cobb, who will be making his NFL debut. Sankey is only 18 months removed from being the No. 54 overall pick, but his Tennessee future is looking grim.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said RB Bishop Sankey could be inactive for Week 10 against the Panthers.

Sankey didn't play a snap in Week 9 and with David Cobb (calf) coming off injured reserve, he'll likely be a healthy scratch on Sunday. The first running back taken in last year's draft, Sankey simply hasn't panned out. Nearly half of Sankey's rushing yards this year came in Week 1 when he posted 74 yards on 12 carries. That feels like a lifetime ago.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:53:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Alex Tanney
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Dexter McCluster
4Antonio Andrews
5David Cobb
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2DeMarco Murray
FB1Jalston Fowler
2Sam Bergen
WR11Kendall Wright
2Tajae Sharpe
3Harry Douglas
4Andrew Turzilli
5Ben Roberts
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
3Justin Hunter
4Tre McBride
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Anthony Fasano
4Phillip Supernaw
5Jerome Cunningham
LT1Taylor Lewan
2William Poehls
3Tyler Marz
LG1Quinton Spain
2Jeremiah Poutasi
3Josue Matias
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
3Andy Gallik
RG1Chance Warmack
2Sebastian Tretola
RT1Jack Conklin
2Byron Bell
3Sam Carlson
K1Ryan Succop
2Aldrick Rosas