Alfred Morris | RB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 8/15/2014 10:06am et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris could catch between 20-25 passes this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: That would be more than double the nine passes Morris caught last season. Morris has been working on his pass catching during training camp, but 20-25 is still only a fraction of the number of RB receptions a Jay Gruden offense will likely produce. That leaves a decent number of touches for a pass catching back like Roy Helu, who could wind up a low-end PPR helper.
Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has spent the offseason working on his receiving skills, and each day before practice he has worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan throwing passes to him. Jordan has been tutoring Morris on the finer details of route running.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have a pretty good pass-catching back in Roy Helu, so it's not as if they need to ask Morris to stay on the field all three downs. That said, Jay Gruden likes to throw the ball to his backs and after just nine catches last season it's an area of Morris' game that had room for improvement.
Posted: 7/10/2014 6:50pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris still feels like he has a lot to accomplish. "It's been a whirlwind, really," Morris explained of his first two seasons. "It's been a blur almost, but it's definitely been fun and a roller-coaster ride. First year, we had some ups. Last year, we had some down times, but overall it's been fun, and I'm excited about this upcoming year about what we have accomplished, I'm so excited about the future for us."
Huddle Up: Along with the rest of the Skins' offense, Morris' numbers were down across the board in 2013 -- losing 338 rushing yards and 6 total TDs -- and falling not only out of the fantasy top 5 but out of RB1 territory as well. He's still the unquestioned No. 1 back in D.C., but a return his 2012 glory might be too much to expect.
Posted: 3/26/2014 2:08pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he wants RB Alfred Morris to become a better receiver. He thinks he can catch 20-25 balls if he improves.
Huddle Up: If Morris is able to add receiving (and pass blocking) skills he'll be able to stay on the field in the Redskins' new offense. The alternative is Gruden using Roy Helu, who has already demonstrated his chops as a receiver.
Posted: 10/11/2013 9:12pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 11, and is probable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: The Skins' bye week came at a good time for Morris' fantasy owners as the RB might've been forced to sit out Week 5.
Posted: 10/10/2013 8:14pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: That's 2 full workouts in 2 days for Morris, who also had the benefit of the bye last week to get healthy.
Posted: 9/30/2013 3:38pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) said the X-rays on his injured ribs came back negative, but is not sure when he will be able to play again.
Huddle Up: This is good news for his fantasy owners. if you own him, run out and get Roy Helu if you have waiver priority.
Posted: 9/29/2013 7:08pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) was taken to the locker room during the third quarter of the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders. The initial diagnosis was a rib contusion, but he will obviously undergo further testing.
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's nothing serious for Morris, but Roy Helu becomes a huge pickup if Morris is going to miss any time.
Posted: 9/10/2013 1:44pm et
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris lost a fumble on his first carry of the season in the Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 9, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also mishandled a pitch from QB Robert Griffin III on the sixth play of the game which led to a safety. Morris was able to recover somewhat, finishing with 12 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown, and he added a nine-yard reception.
Huddle Up: Many were counting on a big night from Morris going up against a suspect Philly defense, but the Skins' early turnover problems and expanding deficit forced the team to the air more than it wanted to and short-circuited any plans for a big Morris workload.