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Alfred Morris | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Florida Atlantic
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The Washington Post reports Alfred Morris is "working to improve his receiving skills."
Stop us if you've heard this one before. "Just working on running routes and being open," Morris said. "So, yeah, I’m just building my confidence out here in camp and in OTAs and just continue to press forward and see what happens." Morris has averaged a meager 12.3 receptions across three NFL seasons. Rookie Matt Jones is the heavy favorite for third-down duties this year. Aug 3 - 1:49 PM

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New Redskins offensive line coach Bill Callahan has coached four top-nine rushing attacks in the last six years.

Three of those units were the Jets (2008, 2009, 2010) and one was last year's Cowboys. Those teams had more offensive line talent and more run-committed coaches than this year's Redskins, but Callahan's arrival can only mean good things for Alfred Morris. He should be able to reach 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season and will maintain goal-line work.
Jun 23 - 10:22 AM

Alfred Morris said he feels more refreshed heading into this season because he didn't lift weights as much as he had in previous offseasons.

Morris averaged a career-low 4.05 YPC last season. "The last couple offseasons I'd wear myself out," he said. "I decided what's best is to rest a lot more. I feel a lot better. I feel recovered." Morris will lose passing-down work to third-round RB Matt Jones, but should remain the bellcow in the Redskins' backfield on early downs like he's been in the past. There's still RB1/2 value here.
May 27 - 8:53 AM

Third-round RB Matt Jones said he knows Alfred Morris is "going to be the starter."

The question isn't if Alf will start -- it's how much of the work Jones will be able to siphon off. The Washington Post says the 6'2/231 Jones "certainly could see the field often as a rookie" and coach Jay Gruden has already left room for some kind of RBBC. Morris losing any early-down work will be devastating to his value because he is already a non-factor on passing downs.
May 18 - 9:18 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes there's a "50-percent chance" the team extends Alfred Morris' contract.

The Skins are currently trying to extend OLB Ryan Kerrigan and LT Trent Williams. Although Morris has been durable and largely productive, he is a two-down grinder only, and was not drafted by Washington's current regime, which did invest a second-day pick into Florida RB Matt Jones. We'd go as far as to guess there's a less than 50 percent chance the Redskins lock up Morris.
May 14 - 9:35 AM

Following the draft, coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris "will be getting the bulk of the carries."

Florida RB Matt Jones was selected in the third round to give the Redskins some depth after losing Roy Helu in free agency. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change." Morris' stock is trending up a bit with the arrival of offensive line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick RT Brandon Scherff.
May 3 - 12:29 PM

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris remains the man on early downs.

Third-round pick Matt Jones will fill a much-needed backup role after Roy Helu fled in free agency. All in all, Alf's fantasy stock was stabilized after the Redskins didn't spend a higher pick at running back. He'll also benefit from the arrival of o-line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff.
May 1 - 11:33 PM

Coach Jay Gruden raved about Alfred Morris last week.

Morris posted a career-worst 4.05 YPC while playing in Gruden's West Coast offense for the first time. But it was more than good enough for him to keep a stranglehold on the starting job heading into 2015. Now Morris gets a boost with the arrival of Bill Callahan, the game's premier offensive line coach and the one who spearheaded DeMarco Murray's massive season in Dallas last year. "Alfred will be happy," Gruden said. "There will be some different styles of runs for him, so for the most part, Alfred’s got great vision and did a great job protecting the football last year, so I think Alfred will be happy with some of the changes."
Mar 30 - 8:50 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim says Alfred Morris fits well with new offensive line coach Bill Callahan.

Callahan isn't just any line coach. He brings plenty of influence as a former NFL head coach and arguably the best line coach around today. We saw it last year as he took a talented group in Dallas and turned them into a dominating unit. Morris, entering a contract year at age 26, should bounce back off last year's career-worst 4.05 YPC. Expect Callahan to install plenty of power runs that fit Alf's bruising style.
Feb 10 - 9:53 AM

Alfred Morris rushed 12 times for 43 yards in Washington's week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

He added two receptions for 19 yards. With the Redskins getting routed, Morris got the rock just six times after halftime, and zero times in the fourth quarter. Morris ends his first frustrating year in coach Jay Gruden's offense averaging just 4.05 yards per carry after posting a 4.72 mark between 2012-13. Morris did manage to surpass 1,000 yards rushing for the time in as many NFL seasons, and post a career-best 17 receptions. Still only 26, Morris should be back as the Redskins' clear No. 1 back in 2015. His upside just isn't what it was under coach Mike Shanahan.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 21 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Morris broke multiple tackles on his 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It could have been an even bigger game, but he had two scores vultured by FB Darrel Young at the one-yard line. Morris has now went over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. He'll remain an RB2 option for Week 17 against the Cowboys.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Morris lost all pass down work to Chris Thompson and Silas Redd. He was held out of the end-zone for the third straight week. Morris should get an upgrade with Robert Griffin III likely to close out the season as the starter. He'll be an RB2 for Week 16 against the Eagles.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed eight times for six yards in the Redskins' Week 14 loss to the Rams.

He caught one pass for 11 yards. The Rams keyed in on stopping Morris with Colt McCoy displaying complete ineptitude at quarterback. Morris doesn't have the playmaking ability to win on his own; he needs good play around him. With McCoy getting hurt and Robert Griffin III possibly getting the start against the Giants' awful run defense in Week 15, Morris may come back to borderline RB1/2 relevance next Sunday.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 17 times for 67 yards and caught three passes for 16 yards Week 13 against the Colts.

Morris' production predictably slipped without Robert Griffin III under center. Morris averaged under four yards a carry for the first time since Kirk Cousins started against the Titans in Week 7, and he was held under 100 total yards for the first time since Colt McCoy's previous start Week 8. He is just a different player without Griffin in the lineup. McCoy moved the ball well enough through the air to perhaps give opposing defenses pause on simply stacking the box against Alf, but he will be no more than an RB2 Week 14 against the Rams.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 21 times for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to San Francisco, adding a five-yard reception.

This is the type of line fantasy owners expected from Morris last week against Tampa Bay. The Redskins played run-dominated offense on Sunday, attempting to limit Robert Griffin III's impact on the game. Morris was the beneficiary, consistently gashing San Francisco's normally stout defense on zone runs. Ultimately, "Alf" was one of the few Skins offensive players who showed up. He'll be a borderline RB1 when the Redskins face a soft Colts defense in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:34:00 PM