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Coach Jay Gruden noted after Washington selected Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft that Morris remains Washington's lead back, reports.

Jones bolsters the team's backfield depth following the free agent departure of Roy Helu, but given that he is a big physical back, he profiles more as a direct backup (who can occasionally spell Morris) than a change-of-pace type. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden noted with regard to the presence of Jones. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change. But to add another guy that can come in here and pound the rock a little bit doesn't hurt anything. It'll help Alfred in that regard, taking some carries off him. For the most part Alfred will be getting the bulk of the carries and Matt will get some too, obviously."

Alfred Morris RB WAS 8 months ago

Morris had 12 carries for 43 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 19 receiving yards during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Morris had already clinched his third-consecutive 1,000-yard season, but his yards-per-carry average has dropped in each of his three seasons. He's starting to get a little more involved in the passing game, catching 17 passes on 26 targets for 155 receiving yards this season, though he doesn't provide a huge bump in PPR leagues. He has one year left on his rookie contract, and he's got a little leverage as the only true workhorse back on the roster.

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Morris had 21 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.

After a three-game scoring drought, Morris finally found his way to paydirt on a 28-yard run in the first quarter in which he shrugged off multiple tackle attempts. Of course, people starting Morris in a fantasy championship game were likely shaking their fists at television screens across the country when Darrel Young vultured two one-yard rushing touchdowns in the third quarter.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 8 months ago

Morris wasn't listed on Washington's injury report Wednesday.

Morris reportedly sustained a minor groin injury during Sunday's loss to the Giants, but the ailment wasn't serious enough to warrant a mention following the first practice of the week. On Saturday, he'll be free to take aim at an Eagles defense that has given up merely 3.5 YPC to running backs in the past three games, which has been offset by seven RB touchdowns on the ground in the past eight contests.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 9 months ago3 Comments

Morris appears to have suffered a minor groin injury Sunday, the Washington Post reports. He was limited in the second half.

He experienced tightness in the groin and was limited from there out. The injury appears minor at the moment but he may be limited in practice this week.

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Morris had 14 carries for 49 yards Sunday against the Giants.

While the 49 yards were an improvement from Week 14 against the Rams (eight carries for six yards), Morris posted his second-lowest yardage total since Week 6. He is still the top back in Washington, though backup Chris Thompson was effective in limited touches against the Giants, rushing for 12 yards on three carries and catching three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Eagles, who are much better against the run than the pass this season.

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Morris had eight carries for six rushing yards and caught one pass on three targets for 11 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Rams.

If the eight carries for six yards wasn't bad enough, Morris actually ripped off a single 12-yard run, which means his other seven carries went for minus-six yards. Washington was dominated throughout the game and rushed the ball only 12 times in total versus 36 passing plays. It was, unsurprisingly, his lowest rushing total of the season, but he'll look to bounce back in Week 15 against the Giants, who he had 90 total yards and a touchdown against in Week 4.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 9 months ago

Morris had 17 carries for 67 rushing yards and three catches on five targets for 16 receiving yards Sunday against the Colts.

Coming off his best game of the season in Week 12 against the 49ers (125 yards and a touchdown), Morris posted his lowest rushing total since Week 7. Despite the struggles, Morris continues to be the workhorse RB for Washington, as backup Roy Helu grabbed only one carry Sunday. Up next is a Rams defense that is one of 10 teams in the NFL to allow double-digit rushing touchdowns this season.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 9 months ago

Morris had 21 carries for a season-high 125 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-13 loss at San Francisco. He caught his lone target for five yards.

Morris performed well against a tough defense, and was the only Redskins' offensive player to show up, as Robert Griffin and the passing game was abysmal. If the Redskins can hang around with the Colts next week in Indianapolis, Morris could once again post strong numbers. He's been solid in general as of late, rushing for at least 70 yards in each of the last four games, while also scoring four touchdowns during that span.

Alfred Morris RB WAS 9 months ago

Morris had 20 carries for 96 yards and two catches on three targets for 36 receiving yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Morris' two-game touchdown streak came to an end, and while he's accounted for more than 100 yards in back-to-back games, he still hasn't reached the 100-yard rushing mark in a game this season. He's getting a little more involved in the passing game, with four catches on six targets for 53 yards in the last two games, but he's likely to have a tough time breaking out in Week 12, as the Redskins will face off against a 49ers defense allowing the seventh-fewest rushing yards and fifth-fewest passing yards per game this season.