Alfred Morris
RB FA
1 month ago

The Cardinals released Morris on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After he was inactive in the Week 8 loss to the Saints shortly after signing with the team, Morris made his Cardinals debut in Thursday's 28-25 loss to the 49ers. Though top backs David Johnson (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (hamstring) were both sidelined for the contest, Morris saw little work behind the newly acquired Kenyan Drake, finishing the night with one carry for four yards across three offensive snaps. The Cardinals anticipate that Johnson will return to action in Week 10, lessening the need for the team to keep Morris around in a depth capacity.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
1 month ago

Coach Kliff Kingsbury expects Morris to be active Thursday against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team brought in Morris and Zach Zenner last week due to the depleted state of the backfield, but even with David Johnson (ankle) inactive for this past Sunday's loss at New Orleans, Morris was a healthy scratch while Zenner backed up Chase Edmonds. On Thursday, Edmonds won't suit up at all due to a hamstring injury, and Johnson is considered questionable, opening the door for Morris to contribute. Morris and Zenner will have to contend with recent acquisition Kenyan Drake in what is expected to be a "running back by committee," even if Johnson is active.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
2 months ago

Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest at New Orleans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris and Zach Zenner were brought in this week in the event David Johnson (ankle) was limited or sidelined. With Morris joining Johnson on the inactive list, Zenner will act as Chase Edmonds' primary backup out of the backfield Sunday and perhaps Thursday against the 49ers as well.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
2 months ago

Morris agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Concerned about the health of David Johnson's ankle, the Cardinals worked out a number of veteran backs Monday. Morris apparently impressed the most out of the group, earning himself a spot on the roster in the process. Even if Johnson isn't cleared to play Sunday in New Orleans, Morris would likely act as little more than a depth option behind Chase Edmonds, who broke out for 150 total yards and three touchdowns in the Week 7 win over the Giants.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
3 months ago

Morris was released by the Cowboys on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was released to make way for Ezekiel Elliott's return to the 53-man roster. It's possible the veteran running back may wind up back on the Cowboys roster in the future.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
4 months ago

Morris carried the ball five times for 18 yards and a touchdown while failing to catch his only target in Saturday's preseason win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back got stuffed at the goal line on his initial push but bounced outside for a one-yard TD in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 34-0 rout of their in-state rivals. Morris seems to be part of the plan in case Ezekiel Elliott's holdout extends into the regular season, but Tony Pollard is the likely starter in the event Zeke misses Week 1's tilt against the Giants.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
4 months ago

Morris carried the ball three times for six yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the Cowboys' exhibition opener, the veteran back saw his first snaps of the preseason late in the first quarter Saturday. Morris was the second RB deployed after impressive rookie Tony Pollard, and if Ezekiel Elliott's holdout lingers into the regular season, it looks like Morris would fill the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Whether he'll even has a roster spot if Elliott rejoins the team before Week 1, however, isn't yet clear.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
4 months ago

Morris agreed to terms on a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris previously played for Dallas in 2016 and 2017, when he appeared in 28 games recording 184 carries for 790 yards (4.3 YPC) and three touchdowns. He now reunites with the team as Ezekiel Elliott (contract dispute) continues to hold out from training camp. Morris will provide the Cowboys with immediate depth at the running back position and compete with Darius Jackson, Tony Pollard and Mike Weber for the No. 2 role.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
4 months ago

Morris is flying to New Orleans for a visit with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Evidently looking for backfield depth, the Saints hosted Theo Riddick on Sunday. This is the first report of Morris meeting with any team since his contract expired at the beginning of the league year.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
10 months ago2 Comments

Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jerick McKinnon (knee) joining Matt Breida (ankle), Jeff Wilson (shoulder) and special teams ace Raheem Mostert (forearm), the 49ers ideally wouldn't have any use for Morris, who took 111 carries for 428 yards (3.9 average) and two scores in 12 games after signing with the team in mid-August. The 30-year-old running back could be looking at another lengthy wait on the open market, assuming he plans to continue his football career.