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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:47:45 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: This would enhance his value universally, but it would improve his stock the most in PPR leagues.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:33:57 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to work out for some of team's skill position players next week in Arizona. Among the players that will take part in the workouts include RBs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson, WRs Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, Andre Roberts and David Gettis and TE Jordan Reed.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:08:20 -0800
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said the running game will remain similar to what it has been, and the status of RB Alfred Morris will not change under new head coach Jay Gruden.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:50:46 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris was named to the Pro Bowl Friday, Jan. 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:35:40 -0800
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams was picked for the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27. WR Pierre Garcon, CB DeAngelo Hall, RB Alfred Morris and LB Brian Orakpo were selected as alternates.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:58:41 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris hasn't had as many as 15 carries or more than 52 yards rushing the last three weeks. The Atlanta Falcons, this week's opponent, rank 30th in the NFL against the run but held Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy to 64 yards on 20 carries last week.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:07:35 -0800
New York Giants LB Jon Beason said the team's game plan for Week 13 was to stop Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris, and not QB Robert Griffin III. "We thought going into the game the bellcow was Alfred Morris," Beason said. "You look at when he has a big game vs. when he doesn't have a big game, even when RG3 has a big game, they don't do too well. He's the guy that makes them go."
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:06:21 -0800
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Friday, Nov. 15, that he is uncertain why RB Alfred Morris does not get more attention. "It's only his second time in the league. It's not like he was a big hyped guy coming out of college, so I don't think people started to even know his name until probably halfway through the year last year," Shanahan said. "But he's a good player so more and more people are noticing him and he doesn't draw attention to himself so he doesn't get any extra attention that way."
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:21:22 -0700
The Washington Redskins remain committed to RB Alfred Morris and the running game, despite the fact that they are averaging only 22.25 running plays per game compared to 32.43 last season. Morris' 5.3 yards per carry in 2013 are higher than his first four games last season, but he's only averaging 14 carries per contest, and his 296 rushing yards ranks him as tied for 16th in the league. Two blowout losses forced the 'Skins to abandon the running game early. "We believe in the running game," head coach Mike Shanahan said.
"We always believe we're going to have a great game plan, and usually teams that can run the football have a lot of success. We always have that philosophy and hopefully this week, we can get back to where we've been running the football, and play-action game and those types of things." RB Roy Helu took over when Morris was injured in Week 4 and had 13 carries for 41 yards. Morris' ribs are "a little" sore, but he expects to play in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Tip: The Cowboys could present a nice opportunity for the 'Skins to get the ground game moving in the right direction if the passing game can keep Dallas back on their heels enough to open some running lanes. Morris is a good play. Helu could also see enough work but is more of a handcuff option for Morris owners.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:10:10 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 11, and is probable for Week 6.
Fantasy Tip: You're in the clear to start Morris with confidence in a nice matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The 'Skins shouldn't have much trouble moving the ball through the air, which should open up some holes on the ground for Morris.
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