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Bishop Sankey | Running Back | #42

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 209
College: Washington
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (54) / TEN
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Vikings signed RB Bishop Sankey to their practice squad.
The Vikings are short on running back talent, but their biggest running-game problems have to do with offensive line play. Sankey is a former second-round pick. Nov 25 - 4:12 PM

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Chiefs waived RB Bishop Sankey.

Sankey didn't appear in any games after signing off the Patriots practice squad in Week 9. He should pass through waivers unclaimed.
Nov 22 - 5:44 PM

Chiefs declared RB Bishop Sankey, CB Terrance Mitchell, OL Mike Person, QB Alex Smith, TE Ross Travis, RB Spencer Ware and CB D.J. White inactive for Week 9 against the Jaguars.

The Chiefs signed Sankey off the Patriots' practice squad earlier this week to give them some depth with Ware (concussion) and Jamaal Charles (knee, I.R.) both sidelined. Apparently five days wasn't enough for him to learn the Chiefs' playbook. With Sankey inactive, Knile Davis will back up starter Charcandrick West. Jaye Howard (hip) and Jeremy Maclin (groin) are both active for Kansas City.
Nov 6 - 11:38 AM

Chiefs signed RB Bishop Sankey off the Patriots' practice squad.

With Jamaal Charles (knee) and now Spencer Ware (concussion) banged up, the Chiefs needed to add a healthy body. It's unclear if Ware will be cleared in time for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. If Ware sits, Sankey would likely move into a backup role behind Charcandrick West, who should be one of the most popular waiver pickups in fantasy this week. Sankey has averaged 3.8 yards per carry with four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) over 29 career games.
Nov 1 - 11:43 AM

Patriots signed RB Bishop Sankey to their practice squad.

The first back taken in the 2014 draft, Sankey went unclaimed on waivers. Even Justin Hunter was given a look by the Dolphins. Sankey does not need to be owned even in deeper Dynasty formats.
Source: ESPN
Sep 4 - 1:20 PM

Titans waived RB Bishop Sankey.

The Titans also dumped 2013 second-rounder Justin Hunter. The Titans made Sankey the first running back off the board in the 2014 draft, selecting him in the second round at No. 54 overall. The light never came on for he or Hunter, as Sankey rushed for just 762 yards and three touchdowns on 199 carries (3.8 YPC) his first two seasons. Sankey put up a respectable rushing line this preseason (13-79-1), but it wasn't enough to earn him a spot behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Look for Sankey to get another chance somewhere else.
Sep 2 - 12:02 PM

Titans RB Bishop Sankey has gained eight pounds and is playing at 216.

It's not the worst idea, as Sankey has never been strong enough. He wasn't an impressive tackle breaker even on his college film. Sankey is as good as gone in Tennessee, but will try to impress potential trade partners against second- and third-team defenses in the preseason.
Aug 11 - 4:00 PM

The Titans will give Bishop Sankey "extended work" this preseason.

In other words, the Titans are hoping Sankey can put something good on film and fetch a conditional day-three draft pick in a trade. The Titans have a glut of bodies at running back, with DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry, Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews joining Sankey.
Aug 11 - 1:26 PM

Bishop Sankey has been "buried in the rotation" at Titans camp.

#AsExpected. Sankey has no shot to pass offseason additions DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, and is going to have a tough time leaping longtime Titans superstar Dexter McCluster on the depth chart. A trade for a conditional day-three pick remains Sankey's most likely outcome.
Aug 2 - 1:13 PM

Bishop Sankey was "mostly at the back of the line" for running back reps at Titans OTAs.

Coach Mike Mularkey insisted Sankey did "very well" with his opportunities, but there may no longer be a roster spot for Sankey in Tennessee. DeMarco Murray, rookie Derrick Henry, and change-of-pace back Dexter McCluster have jobs sewn up. Sankey will fight Antonio Andrews and David Cobb for the Titans' fourth running back position, assuming of course that Tennessee keeps four.
Jul 7 - 9:26 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Jun 20 - 10:21 AM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Shaun Hill
RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Matt Asiata
3Bishop Sankey
4Adrian Peterson
GLB1Matt Asiata
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Adrian Peterson
FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Adam Thielen
3Jarius Wright
WR21Charles Johnson
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cordarrelle Patterson
WR31Adam Thielen
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2Rhett Ellison
3David Morgan
LT1T.J. Clemmings
2Jake Long
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Joe Berger
2Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Zac Kerin
3Willie Beavers
RT1Jeremiah Sirles
K1Kai Forbath