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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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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

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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

Alfred Morris had 20 carries for 96 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

He added two catches for 36 yards. Morris has been finding more running lanes with Robert Griffin III back, and has 90-plus rushing yards the last two games. Roy Helu led the Redskins in receiving this week, but had zero carries and didn't factor into his workload. Morris looks to be back on track after getting off to a slow start. He'll be a solid RB2 in Week 12 against the 49ers.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 19 times for 92 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 29-26 Week 9 loss at Minnesota.

With Robert Griffin III (ankle) back, Morris predictably found much wider running lanes. The threat of the read-option lead to a gaping hole on Morris' first score, a 14-yard walk in the park off the right side. The second score was of the more traditional goal-line variety. Still running at a very high level, Morris is a good bet to get his first 100-yard game of the season sooner rather than later. The Redskins host the Bucs after a Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:29:00 PM

The Redskins hope the return of Robert Griffin III will spark their struggling running game.

The Redskins have been a bottom-half rushing attack this season after finishing in the top five each of the last two years. Alfred Morris has yet to reach the 100-yard mark in a game this year and is averaging 3.9 YPC after averaging 4.7 through his first two NFL seasons. With Griffin on the field, Washington hopes opponents will not be able to commit as many defenders to the run, which will open up lanes for Morris. Morris is a solid RB2 this week.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Alfred Morris rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in Washington's Week 8 overtime win over Dallas.

Morris added one catch for 12 yards. Morris got off to a bad start, rushing for just 11 yards on five carries in the first half, and at one point riding the bench in favor of Silas Redd and Roy Helu on a second-quarter possession. But Morris immediately came out of the half and picked up chunk gains, ending a third-quarter drive with a five-yard touchdown run. Through eight games, Morris is on pace for a 266-1,026-8 rushing line. He's been more of a mid-to-low RB2 this season. Morris gets the Vikings next.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Alfred Morris (ankle) is probable for Monday night's game against the Cowboys.

Morris played through his ankle injury last week and didn't miss any practice time. He's averaging 3.45 yards per carry with Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy at quarterback. Morris is just a low-end RB2 for Week 8.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Alfred Morris is listed on the Week 8 injury report with an ankle issue, but practicing in full.

Morris tweaked his ankle in Sunday's win over the Titans. Averaging just 3.82 yards per carry through his first seven games, Morris is settling in as a low-reward RB2.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Alfred Morris "missed some cuts" in Sunday's win over the Titans, and isn't working "in concert" with the offensive line.

Morris is averaging just 3.82 yards per carry, and has yet to have a 100-yard day on the ground this season. He's averaging 63 weekly yards. Although the absence of Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been an obvious hindrance for the Redskins' ground attack, it doesn't fully explain Morris losing nearly an entire yard off his YPC. Morris is just a mid-range to low-end RB2, and could eventually start losing more touches to Roy Helu.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 18 times for 54 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.

It was an extremely disappointing day against a soft run defense, though it's possible Morris' first-quarter ankle tweak played a part. Morris briefly departed before returning to finish out the game. Things could have been even worse, but Morris had a fumble overturned on review. Morris has yet to have a 100-yard game this season, and is averaging a meager 63 yards per week. His last score was in Week 4. The good news is, Dallas' talent-less run defense is on tap for Week 8.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:16:00 PM