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Alfred Morris | Running Back | #46

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (173) / WAS
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ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins won't make an effort to re-sign Alfred Morris in free agency.
Executive Bruce Allen has already admitted the team will let Morris reach the open market, but Keim reports they're unlikely to re-sign him even at a team-friendly rate. Per Keim, the Redskins were frustrated with Morris' "lack of productivity" last season, "especially when the blocking wasn't there." Keim reports there's "a belief" that Morris' 1,078 career carries have already taken a toll on his effectiveness. Morris' 1,613 rushing yards as a rookie were the 49th most in NFL history, but his production has steadily waned ever since. He was a product of ex-coach Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme. Feb 4 - 4:00 PM

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Redskins president Bruce Allen suggested the team is not actively trying to re-sign impending free agent Alfred Morris.

"Free agency is going to be a great test for him," Allen said. "If he gets a great contract [elsewhere], we’re going to applaud him. If not, we’re going to see what happens with us." Allen did not completely shut the door on re-signing Morris, but it is clear they are not actively working on a deal. A two-down player on a clear downward trend, Morris may struggle to find a starting job in free agency.
Feb 4 - 11:00 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes the Redskins are unlikely to re-sign free agent Alfred Morris.

Morris wants to return to D.C., but the feeling doesn't appear mutual. Alf's production has fallen dramatically on an annual basis since his rookie year, and at age 27 his best years are probably behind him. Matt Jones struggled with fumbles during his rookie season, but his upside is enough to make Morris expendable. Chris Thompson should be back in his normal third-down role.
Jan 31 - 9:23 AM

Impending free agent RB Alfred Morris said his "goal" is to re-sign with the Redskins.

"When I first came into the league, no matter what team I went to, I just wanted to do my whole career with the same team," Morris said. "That’s still my goal. I would love to return, but a lot goes into that. I haven’t thought about that. You all keep bringing it up, but we’ll see what happens." Rookie Matt Jones is the only back Washington has under contract next season, but that reality does not help Morris' chances to return. Morris averaged a career-low 1.45 yards after contact in 2015 and appears to be slowing down after heavy workloads in his first three seasons. In a strong free agent class, Morris will likely find a cold market.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 10:14 AM

Alfred Morris rushed 11 times for 50 yards in the Redskins' Wild Card loss to the Packers.

Alf was stuffed on back-to-back goal-line runs in the first quarter, but contributed an explosive third-quarter run up the middle, exploiting combo blocks for a gain of 19. The run set up Kirk Cousins' touchdown run on a keeper. Morris gained 12 on another inside handoff in the fourth quarter. He was a non-factor late, however, as the Redskins fell behind by two scores and passing-down specialist Chris Thompson closed out the loss. 27-year-old Morris is an impending free agent. After a 3.72 YPC, one-touchdown season, Morris' market is unlikely to be hot as a one-dimensional, inefficient two-down banger.
Jan 10 - 8:55 PM

Alfred Morris had 19 carries for 100 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over Dallas.

Morris was one of the only starters that Washington didn't rest. With Kirk Cousins throwing two red-zone TDs, he didn’t have any carries inside the 10-yard line. Morris posted a 202/751/1 line in the regular season, averaging 3.7 YPC. He’ll be part of a committee with Matt Jones for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 3 - 7:19 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 17 times for 49 yards and missed his lone target in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Eagles.

With Matt Jones (hip) inactive, Morris operated as Washington's lead early-down runner with Pierre Thomas mixing in as the passing-game back. The Redskins' offense functioned more smoothly with Thomas on the field. Morris has been held to 3.5 yards per carry or fewer in 11-of-15 games this year. He'll close out the regular season at Dallas in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:01:00 AM

Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 84 yards in the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Bills.

As usual, Morris didn't catch a pass. Just before halftime, Morris broke off a career-long 48-yard run. It was the highlight of his day, as Morris managed just 36 yards on his other 13 carries. Morris and Matt Jones continue to split work in the backfield, leaving neither as a desirable RB3 option.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 11 times for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 14 win over the Bears.

Morris punched in his first touchdown of the season -- you read that right -- when Jordan Reed's first-quarter TD was overturned on replay, with the ball being placed at the Bears' half-yard line. Morris finished with 11 touches to Matt Jones' 20. Neither was particularly effective in Sunday's win. Morris will be a low-floor RB3 when the Redskins face the Bills in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden claimed Alfred Morris' benching on Monday Night Football was game-flow related, and that he remains the team's starter.

Gruden's explanation doesn't survive any scrutiny, as the Redskins were locked in a low-scoring slugfest with the Cowboys. That's typically the kind of game where Morris gets 15-20 carries. The coaching staff simply prefers Matt Jones, and is giving him every opportunity to seize No. 1 status. So far, Jones has failed to run with any of his opportunities. Morris will undoubtedly get more than six carries in Week 14, but he'll be an RB4/5 for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed six times for 12 yards in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.

According to Pro Football Focus' snap-tracking guru, Nathan Jahnke, Morris played only eight snaps and wasn't in on a single play for the final three quarters. This comes one week after Morris played his second-highest snap rate of the season and produced 90 yards on 24 touches. Clearly, this Redskins backfield remains impossible to predict, and it's pretty obvious the coaching staff wants Matt Jones to take control. Jones managed 54 yards on 19 touches in this one. Morris remains a low-upside RB3 heading into Week 14 at Chicago.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Alfred Morris played 42-of-71 offensive snaps Week 12 against the Giants.

Matt Jones played just 18 and was out-touched 24-to-9 by Morris. After Jones' fumbling issues popped up again last week, it appears Morris is once again the lead back in Washington, but that job has proven to be temporary so far this season. Morris will at best be a low-upside RB3 Monday night against the Cowboys.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 23 times for 78 yards and caught his only target for 12 yards Week 12 against the Giants.

Morris started the game and dominated touches in the first quarter as Matt Jones rode the bench, gaining 22 yards on four carries early and adding a 12-yard catch. He struggled to find running room most of the rest of the game, but he came alive somewhat with the Redskins in clock-killing mode in the fourth quarter. Sunday’s game flow was about as perfect as it could be for Morris to have a big game, and he managed just 90 total yards. He will be a low-upside RB3 at best against the Cowboys on Monday night.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is active for Week 12 against the Giants.

Morris was forced from last week's game after aggravating a rib-cage injury he suffered Week 10, but he practiced in full all week. With Matt Jones fumbling everything in sight, Morris could lead the backfield in touches. Washington declared S Trenton Robinson, QB Robert Griffin, LB Keenan Robinson, S Deshazor Everett, DE Frank Kearse, G Arie Kouandjio and TE Je'Ron Hamm inactive for Week 12 against the Giants.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Alfred Morris (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Giants.

His streak of consecutive games played will reach 59 when he suits up Sunday against the G-Men. Morris hasn't scored a touchdown this year and is only on pace for 193 touches. He's nothing more than a back-end RB3.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Silas Redd
4Mack Brown
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
4LaRon Byrd
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Derek Carrier
4Marcel Jensen
LT1Trent Williams
2Tom Compton
3Takoby Cofield
LG1Spencer Long
2Arie Kouandjio
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Austin Reiter
RG1Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins