4. RB Alfred Morris
A reunion with Alfred Morris sounds enticing for many Redskins fans. It’s hard to believe that his success with the franchise came five years ago when he made multiple Pro Bowls and helped lead a ground-dominant Redskins offense to the playoffs.
In recent seasons, Morris hasn’t quite been as sharp. Since his final season in Washington, he has averaged 3.9 yards per carry or worse in three of four seasons. He spent time with his former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, and the San Francisco 49ers last year appearing in 12 games and logging 111 carries for 428 yards and two scores.
After returning to the Cowboys this offseason, Morris was cut by the franchise that opted to go with Tony Pollard and Jordan Chunn as their top backups to Ezekiel Elliott. Had Elliott not returned to the team, Morris may have been in line for backup work. But instead, he is now a free agent.
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Morris doesn’t have a lot left in the tank. He’s a 30-year-old running back whose career started to slow down years ago. But in Washington, he wouldn’t have to be anything more than a depth option. He could hang around as the backup to Peterson while Guice is out. He wouldn’t be active on game days unless Peterson was dinged up or one of the other backs went down. But he could be a good locker room presence and at the very least, it would bring a former fan favorite back to the Redskins.
Morris isn’t the type of signing that would likely excite or make a big difference. But at this point, he could end up being the perfect short-term veteran option to help lead this team and just serve as a mentor at the running back position.