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Redskins RB Alfred Morris ready for power running game
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/27/15) Running back Alfred Morris has excelled during his first three seasons in the NFL, and this year, the Redskins' back is eager to get the ball as the team transitions from a zone-blocking scheme to a power style, per ESPN.com.
The strategy requires less cutting and more downhill running, something Morris, who has rushed for nearly 4,000 yards, is familiar with from his time in college.
"I feel I'm better at downhill plays anyway," he said. "You know what's coming. It's a knockout, drag-out style of play. I don't shy away from contact. It's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoy it."
Redskins' Matt Jones ready to compete with Alfred Morris
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Redskins third-round draft pick Matt Jones is ready to compete for the starting running back spot.
Veteran starter Alfred Morris has the job now.
"I know he’s going to be the starter, but we will compete," Jones said, per the Washington Times. "I will compete with anybody who’s in front of me."
Matt Jones' arrival won't change Redskins RB Alfred Morris' role
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) It doesn't hurt to have more than one quality running back to tote the ball in the NFL. But when a solid runner is taken in the first few rounds of the draft, it can be an ominous sign for a back used to being the primary ball carrier.
That's not the case with Redskins running back Alfred Morris. Though the Redskins drafted Florida's Matt Jones in the third round, coach Jay Gruden said there are no plans to change Morris' role in the offense.
"Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said, via ESPN.com. "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."
In a tough season for everyone on the Redskins, Morris ran got 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones provides some insurance as a big-bodied 6-2, 226-pound back that could actually help Morris this season.
"He's a little bit different than what we've had around here," Gruden said.
Redskins leave RG3 off of letter to season-ticket owners
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) Either it was a simple mistake or an indication of how the Redskins truly feel about quarterback Robert Griffin III.
In a letter sent to season-ticket holders, the Redskins thanks fans for their support while mentioning the core group of players that are poised to lead the organization back into the winning column. One notable name was left off.
"Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!" the letter read, via The Washington Post.
Griffin, the Redskins' No. 2 overall pick in 2012, was not included in this group.
Griffin enjoyed phenomenal success as a rookie, throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five touchdowns while running for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. Following an ACL tear during the 2012 postseason, Griffin hasn't been the same. After returning from a dislocated ankle this past season, Griffin was benched in favor of Colt McCoy.
Griffin played in nine games in 2014 and threw for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Redskins RB Morris replacing Eagles RB McCoy in Pro Bowl
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) Redskins running back Alfred Morris was named Monday as Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's replacement in the Pro Bowl. McCoy will not play in the game due to injury.
Morris will be in the Pro Bowl for a second straight year. Morris rushed for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. It was his third straight season of 1,000-plus rushing yards.
|If you're looking for at least 1,200 total yards and seven touchdowns, Redskins running back Alfred Morris is for you. He's posted those stats each of the past three seasons, with those totals almost his exact stat line each of the past two years. We saw Morris get more work as a receiver in 2014 with a career-high 17 catches for 155 yards on 26 targets, but his value is limited in PPR leagues. He will likely once again see at least 250 carries, and he should gain close to 1,100 yards on the ground and 150 yards through the air with about seven touchdowns. He also had seven games with double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in 2014. Morris is a safe No. 2 running back in all leagues, with his value slightly higher in standard formats.
(Updated 4/22/15) |