Giants Add Alfred Morris To Practice Squad

Alfred Morris has resurfaced on the NFL radar. The eight-year veteran running back agreed to join the Giants’ practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets.

The Giants added Morris and quarterback Clayton Thorson to its taxi squad. Morris has been out of the NFL since the Cardinals released him in November 2019. To make room on their 16-man P-squad, the Giants cut running back Rod Smith and quarterback Cooper Rush.

This will bring a former Jason Garrett charge to New York. The Giants OC coached the former Pro Bowler in two seasons in Dallas. Morris served as Ezekiel Elliott‘s backup/suspension fill-in from 2016-17 but is certainly best known for his time in Washington.

Morris, now 31, strung together three straight 1,000-yard seasons with Washington and made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and ’14. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry with the 2017 Cowboys and gained 428 yards as a 49er in 2018. He played in one Cardinals game.

The Giants are down Saquon Barkley for the season, leaving them with Wayne Gallman, offseason addition Dion Lewis and recent signing Devonta Freeman. They rank last in the NFL in rushing, having gained just 170 yards (3.2 per carry) in three games.

Thorson spent time on the Cowboys’ practice squad in Garrett’s final season, playing behind Rush — who resided on Dallas’ active roster. The Giants brought Smith back earlier this month.

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4 comments on “Giants Add Alfred Morris To Practice Squad

  1. Dorothy_Mantooth

    I hear Tiki Barber is looking to play again. I forgot that the Giants hired Jason Garrett as their OC. The early results are not good on that hire! Their offense looked anemic before Saquan went down. Now it is non-existent. I know it takes some time to pick up a new scheme but the Giants look to be one the worst teams in football this year, right along with their stadium partners in the Jets. Giants & Jets fans: there’s plenty of room left of the Buffalo bandwagon!

  2. linc_case

    Alfred Morris? The Giants can fire-up the wayback machine and bring back the 1985-86 Joe Morris and it won’t matter a bit unless the piss-poor run blocking somehow improves. What in the world has happened to Will Hernandez? Colombo needs to get these guys in sync and fast.

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