Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been quite the surprise gem for his team since being drafted in the sixth round in 2012, already racking up 2,888 rush yards over his two seasons. Obviously a pretty fantastic running back, Morris would like to see himself more involved in the passing game in 2014.
Alfred Morris seeks bigger role in Redskins' offense: "I know I can catch the ball" http://t.co/vsY70SV3zs
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Over his first two seasons with the Redskins, Morris has only 20 catches.
Reported by NFL.com…
I can get better (at route-running),” Morris continued. “Sometimes you get that linebacker that’s real grabby and how to get away from them and set them up is something I never had much experience doing.
If Morris gets his wish, which could very well happen with the evil Mike Shanahan being no more than a red-faced ghostly vapor looming over the team, he could be another receiving target for Robert Griffin III. Remember the Washington Redskins have signed DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts to the team. And tight end Jordan Reed is an emerging stud.
With this said, it would be quite feasible to see the Redskins finish the season with a much improved record over last year’s pathetic 3-13 season.
Fantasy football alert – if Morris takes on such a role, he would be an awesome draft in points per reception (PPR) fantasy football leagues.
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