To the casual onlooker, the Saints are stocked at running back. Now they’re taking visits at a rapid pace with Alfred Morris coming in for a visit next. What might be going on?
*** NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting as of 08:30 p.m. Monday, Jul 29, the Cowboys are signing Alfred Morris *** Alfred Morris went to higher college suitable down the street from me at Pine Forest Higher College right here in Pensacola, Florida. I haven’t lived right here lengthy so I only know about Danny Wuerffel and Emmitt Smith. Add Alfred Morris to the mix. Why am I speaking about Alfred Morris? He’s coming into New Orleans to meet with the Saints tomorrow it would look based on a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
There are a couple of weird issues going on right here. Initially, there might truly be a roster opening for a operating back with current totally free agent addition Jovorius Allen nevertheless not at instruction camp soon after 4 days. That was confirmed by Mike Triplett, ESPN’s Saints man, although devoid of a cause getting offered.
That at the moment seems to be the cause for the Saints obtaining Theo Riddick in town on Sunday and Morris coming in right now. It tends to make sense for Morris getting a Pensacola kid. New Orleans is about 3 hours away by auto. Closer than Jacksonville or Tampa.
One thing else weird is seeking at Alfred Morris’ NFL stats. Generally, players come into the league and construct into a thing or get started higher and type of level off. For Morris, it was get started lightning hot and then steadily decline for the subsequent six years. From his initially year with the Washington Redskins, 335 touches for 1,613 yards and 13 TDs and 11 catches for 77 yards. The subsequent two seasons he went to the Pro Bowl. But at a decline. From 1,690 yards from scrimmage in 2012 to 501 yards final year.
At five-foot-10, 219-pounds coming out of Florida Atlantic, Alfred Morris is significantly far more of a pounder than Theo Riddick who is significantly far more about pass-catching. So now we’re all just a small curious. When it was just Riddick it seemed possibly they have been seeking for a Kamara back up. Morris is a completely various style.
We’ll obtain out far more tomorrow. The Saints might just be updating the data they have on specific players in case of a later have to have. You surely in no way know who you are going to have to have on speed dial in the NFL.