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RB Alfred Morris - Washington Redskins

5-9, 222Born: 12-12-1988College: Florida AtlanticDrafted: Round 6

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 22): Morris got a little banged up in this one, and once again ceded a touchdown to fullback Darrel Young (backup Roy Helu also scored). The good news is that Kirk Cousins will keep this offense viable. Morris is still a high-end RB2 and Washington is committed to him as a core part of the offense.

Week 4: vs New York Giants

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at HOU 14 91 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 vs JAX 22 85 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 at PHI 23 77 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 vs NYG PROJ-Tremblay 21 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs HOU (14 / 91 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris had a quietly strong performance as the workhorse back for Washington. Morris worked the middle of the defense early for short gains before gashing the aggressive Texans defense later in the game on strong zone runs. Morris showed good patience waiting for holes to develop and planting his foot to turn the play upfield. He almost made a critical mistake off a nice zone run that brought Washington down to the one yard line, losing the ball in the end zone, but he was ruled down before being stripped. On the run Morris barreled down the right side of the line but was forced to maneuver around a locked up Clowney pushing his man upfield. He darted up a hole near the right sideline and charged his way to the one yard line before finally being brought down. Unfortunately, Morris was then vultured by his FB Darell Young. Morris was robbed of another potential score when Griffin botched a handoff inside the ten yard line that was fumbled and recovered by the Texans. Morris was used heavily in the second half while Washington trailed and it appears that the Redskins will likely lean on their running game until the coaching staff can get RG3 and the passing game on track.

2014 Week 2 vs JAX (22 / 85 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris didn't find much room to run early on the game, patiently banging his way for one and two yard gains. But the punishing back eventually pounded the Jaguars defense into submission as the understated and reliable engine of the Redskins offense. Morris's patience testing the Jaguars front seven quickly bore fruit when he was able to break loose late in the first quarter for an 18 yard cutback draw up a wide open lane. Morris scored his first of two rushing TDs early in the second quarter from the one yard line, powering his way in behind his talented fullback Darrel Young. Morris's second touchdown of the day came off a monstrous collision with LB Dakota Watson at the one yard line. Watson met Morris at the goal line and the RB was barely able to hold on to the ball as he was jarred sideways into the endzone for the score. Morris almost had a third touchdown in the third quarter, taking a handoff from Cousins and pounding his way to the one yard line. Morris could have had an even bigger day when he ripped off a 23 yard run to get Washington inside the 10 yard line. Morris made two great cutbacks on the play, starting left and cutting back right at the second level to get behind the over pursuing middle linebacker. However, the run was called back due to a holding penalty. Morris received the lion's share of carries in the redzone, but is still spelled in the hurry up offense and on obvious passing downs for the capable Roy Helu.

2014 Week 3 vs PHI (23 / 77 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Alfred Morris had a quiet afternoon for Washington, rushing for a modest 77 yards with a full complement of carries, but it seemed clear that Gruden's gameplan was to test Philadelphia's generous secondary with Kirk Cousins's arm. The Eagles geared up early to stop the run and didn't give any large rushing lanes to Washington's bellcow back. Many of Washington's running plays tested the Eagles right side, checking for open lane gaps on zone stretch plays, but the Eagles stayed disciplined and didn't give Morris any cutbacks. Morris gave Washington fans a scare in the second quarter after limping off the field with an apparent knee injury, but he returned shortly after and didn't seem to be overly affected by it. It may be a slight cause for concern with a short week upcoming for Washington. It is important to note that In a very pass-heavy game script, Morris was the only RB to receive more than one carry, which should put any concerns that he would lose reps to the more pass-friendly Roy Helu Jr. to rest. Morris's longest run of the day (12 yards) pulled Washington to the 3 yard line and the bruising back was one tackle break away from scoring. Morris had opportunities in the red zone, but Washington's preferred plan was to spread the Eagles defense near the goal line and attempt short passes. Morris gave way to Roy Helu on a late TD run at the one yard line when Washington was running a hurry up.

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Latest News

Redskins | Alfred Morris takes part in practice (Mon Sep 22, 06:41 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-through Monday.

Our View: Morris was a bit banged up while pass-blocking in Week 3. He's a low-end RB1 against the Giants in Week 4 on Thursday night.
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Redskins | Alfred Morris suffers injury (Sun Sep 21, 02:17 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's Week 3 game but will be able to return to the game.

Our View: Morris has been a mainstay of the offense, so his return was a relief to his owners and the team. Silas Redd and Roy Helu would likely share the backfield if this ends up being an issue during the practice week.
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Schedule

4vs New York Giants
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Tennessee Titans
8@ Dallas Cowboys
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14vs St. Louis Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Dallas Cowboys