Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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|1||09/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|6||10/13||@Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
|12||11/24||Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|14||12/08||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|16||12/22||Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
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