Morris is set to visit the Giants early next week and is expected to rejoin the team, according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (Twitter links). This will be Morris’ second Giants agreement in less than a year.
An Eagles signing away from completing the NFC East cycle, Morris latched on with the Giants last year. Mixing in with the likes of Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis, the former Washington, Dallas, San Francisco and Arizona back totaled 238 yards on 55 carries. This included a nine-tote, 67-yard effort in a Giants win over Washington in November.
Despite veteran running backs’ perennial issues finding work, Morris has continued to generate interest. The 32-year-old back has rushed for just more than 6,000 yards in his nine-year career, which has only included 10 games over the past two years.
This move will naturally invite more speculation about Barkley’s status. The Giants and Barkley have continued to be cryptic about the Pro Bowler’s recovery from multiple knee ligament tears and meniscus damage. Barkley remains on the Giants’ active/PUP list. The team has recently signed backup Devontae Booker positioned as Barkley’s top backup. The Giants also signed Corey Clement and drafted Gary Brightwell in Round 6.
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