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Bishop Sankey | Running Back | #43

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 213
College: Washington
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (54) / TEN
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Vikings placed RB Bishop Sankey (knee) on injured reserve.
It's an expected move after Sankey was ruled out for the season. The Vikings signed RB Bronson Hill to fill Sankey's spot. Aug 12 - 2:44 PM

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Vikings RB Bishop Sankey is out for the season with a torn right ACL.

It's not a surprise if you saw the injury live in Thursday night's preseason opener. The NFL simply hasn't been meant to be for the former Titans second-rounder, who never played to his college measurables in the pros. Sankey had been trying to hang on as a third- or fourth-stringer on the Vikings.
Aug 11 - 5:24 PM

Vikings RB Bishop Sankey left Thursday night's preseason opener with a right knee injury.

Sankey crumpled into a ball at the end of a 14-yard run, gripping his knee. He needed to be helped off by trainers. Sankey has been competing for an end-of-roster spot behind Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, and Jerick McKinnon. Sankey said he will go for an MRI to determine the damage on Friday.
Aug 10 - 8:46 PM

Vikings signed RB Bishop Sankey to a reserve/future contract.

Added to the practice squad in late November, Sankey will get a shot to show what he has during a full offseason with the Vikings, but it is unlikely he cracks the final roster. The 2014 second-rounder does not seem long for the league.
Source: vikings.com
Jan 2 - 1:52 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 04:12:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:44:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:38:00 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.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:43:00 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
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 01:20:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 12:02:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:00:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:26:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 01:13:00 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.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 09:26:00 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
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 10:21:00 AM

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