|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 219 lb.|
|Born:||December 12, 1988|
|Drafted:||2012 / Rd. 6 (173)|
Morris was released by the Cowboys on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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.
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.
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 set as the team's insurance policy in case Ezekiel Elliott's holdout extends into the regular season, but Tony Pollard appears to be the clear starter in the event Zeke misses Week 1's tilt against the Giants.
Morris carried the ball three times for six yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams.
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.
Morris agreed to terms on a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Morris previously played for Dallas in 2016 and 2017, when he appeared in 28 games recording 226 carries for 975 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.
Morris is flying to New Orleans for a visit with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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.
Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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.
Morris carried 16 times for 111 yards and one touchdown while catching his only target for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Morris was a healthy scratch four of the last five games, but took advantage when Jeff Wilson exited the game with a shoulder injury. The veteran running back was a popular waiver addition after Jerick McKinnon tore his ACL in August, but totaled only 317 rushing yards prior to Sunday's season finale. Morris' disappointing season comes to an end with 111 rush attempts for 428 yards (3.9 YPC) and two touchdowns, with eight receptions for 73 yards in 12 games.
Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Analysis: The 4-10 49ers don't have much to gain at this point by giving the 30-year-old Morris work, so he'll remain inactive for the fourth time in five weeks and likely for the Dec. 30 season finale against the Rams, too. Matt Breida will lead the 49ers' backfield Sunday, with Jeff Wilson and Matt Dayes on hand to support him.
Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.
Analysis: With Matt Breida (ankle) back in the fold, the 49ers will roll with him and Jeff Wilson out of the backfield, which will result in Morris donning street clothes for the third time in four contests.
Morris carried the ball two times for four yards in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Starter Matt Breida (ankle) sat this one out, and it was undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson who started ahead of Morris. The veteran has clearly fallen out of the 49ers' gameplan with nothing left to play for (this was his first action since Week 10). Breida's status for Week 15's matchup against the Seahawks is up in the air, but Morris won't carry fantasy value either way.
Morris (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Seattle.
Analysis: For the second straight game, Morris won't be the preferred handcuff to starting running back Matt Breida. Instead, Morris will yield those reps to undrafted free agent Jeff Wilson, who racked up 41 yards from scrimmage on eight touches last Sunday in Tampa Bay.
Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: The veteran running back will take a seat for the first time this season, a rather surprising development considering he'd been sharing carries with primary back Matt Breida. Instead, the 49ers will turn to 2017 seventh-round pick Matt Dayes, who logged his first snap of the season against the Giants in Week 10, whenever Breida needs a breather Sunday.
Morris rushed nine times for 19 yards in Monday's 27-23 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Morris received 33 percent of the backfield carries Monday, but he was vastly outperformed by starter Matt Breida (17 carries for 101 yards). The veteran has the primary backup role to himself following Raheem Mostert's (forearm) season-ending injury, but Morris' general ineffectiveness (3.4 yards per carry) and limited role severely limits his fantasy appeal.
Morris rushed seven times for 13 yards in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Morris was the least-effective of the 49ers' running back trio, averaging just 1.9 yards per tote. Fellow backup Raheem Mostert (forearm) suffered a season-ending injury in the contest, which should open up primary backup duties for Morris. Even with a clearer backfield picture, the veteran remains behind Matt Breida on the depth chart, limiting Morris' upside heading into a Week 10 matchup with the Giants.
Morris had six carries for 28 yards in Sunday's 18-15 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Starter Matt Breida (ankle) suited up and led the backfield with 16 carries, leaving six touches for Morris. The veteran received four more carries than fellow backup Raheem Mostert, signalling that he has reclaimed the primary backup job in San Francisco. Assuming Breida's ankle is fully healed, Morris' value will be touchdown-dependent Thursday against the Raiders.
Morris managed just 25 yards on nine carries in Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Morris' nine totes actually led the 49ers' backfield, but the veteran produced a team-low 2.8 yards per carry. Still, it was a positive development after the 29-year-old did not record an official carry against the Packers in Week 6. The team is planning on reassessing the health of starter Matt Breida's ankle after he re-aggravated the injury Sunday. If he is unable to go against the Cardinals, Morris figures to share backfield duties with Raheem Mostert (seven carries for 59 yards Sunday).
Morris' demotion to third on the running back depth chart may not be permanent, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Matt Breida (ankle) surprisingly was able to start Week 6's loss to the Packers despite carrying a doubtful tag, but even more surprisingly, Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 87 yards) served as the 49ers' primary backup. Despite last week's usage, Kyle Shanahan did not commit to Mostert overtaking Morris on the depth chart, stating that "I don't think it was a permanent change. It was what we thought was best for that game." This is about as positive as a statement Morris' owners could hear after the back received no carries against the Packers. Fantasy owners should still take a wait-and-see approach against the Rams on Sunday, especially if Breida (limited practice Thursday) is able to suit up.
Morris did not receive a carry in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay.
Analysis: Matt Breida (ankle) was able to start, but it was Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 84 yards) who served as the 49ers' second running back. There was no report of an injury to Morris, so this may have been a situation where coach Kyle Shanahan decided to go with the speedier backup option against the Packers' bulky defensive line. Whatever the case, the veteran's fantasy stock took a huge hit following Monday's development.
Morris had 18 carries for 61 yards and caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-18 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Morris got more work than usual Sunday after Matt Breida left the game in the first half with an ankle injury, Unfortunately for Morris, Breida was able to score on a five-yard touchdown reception before he left the game. The veteran runner continues to be a better option in non PPR formats, as he's made just six catches for 66 yards. In Week 6, Morris will square off against the Packers in Green Bay, and would be in line for additional work if Breida was unable to go.
Morris (knee) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Morris was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, resulting in a season-low five touches against the Chargers. While the veteran back remained on the team's official injury report, his full practice early in the week bodes well for his Week 5 status. Fellow starter Matt Breida is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. Morris is the less-explosive of the two runners, but he still figures to be the favored goal-line back.
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