Morris is expected to re-sign with the Giants next week, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Morris appeared in nine games for Big Blue last season, totaling 238 yards and a touchdown on 55 carries. Once signed, he'll provide some insurance in New York's backfield as Saquon Barkley recovers from knee surgery.
Morris finished 2020 with 55 carries for 238 yards (4.3 YPC) and one touchdown.
Morris was reasonably effective as Wayne Gallman's backup after Saquon Barkley went down, but the journeyman veteran is unlikely to serve as more than a depth piece if he makes a team next year.
Morris rushed three times for four yards and caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.
Morris played just eight of 64 snaps on offense, finishing third among Giants running backs in the pecking order. His playing time has fluctuated this season, and he's averaged just 6.6 touches per game over eight weeks with the team.
Morris had seven carries for 39 yards on 13 offensive snaps Sunday night against the Browns.
The veteran RB is Wayne Gallman's primary early-down backup, and while he's currently averaging an impressive 4.7 yards per carry, Morris' track record highlights his limited skill set.
Morris had three carries for seven yards on six snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Morris has marginal fantasy value to begin with, but he's especially unusable when the Giants fall behind. He'll continue to back up Wayne Gallman for the time being.
Morris carried the ball eight times for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Seahawks. He added one reception for six yards and a touchdown.
Morris was out-touched by Wayne Gallman 16-9, though he vultured two touchdowns to account for his production. His first trip to the end zone came on a four-yard rush, which came one play after Gallman broke free for a 60-yard gain. On the Giants' following offensive possession, Morris caught a six-yard touchdown when he leaked from the backfield uncovered. Though he won't serve as the team's lead back, Morris could continue to see goal-line work in Week 14 against Arizona if Devonta Freeman (ankle/hamstring/illness) remains sidelined.
Morris had four carries for eight yards during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.
The veteran tailback played only eight offensive snaps, so the four touches isn't representative of the time he spent on the field. Wayne Gallman received 27 touches while Dion Lewis played 22 offensive snaps, clearly illustrating that Morris won't be involved much in the current backfield.
The Giants signed Morris off their practice squad Friday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
The Giants have elevated Morris to the active roster the last two games, which also happens to be the maximum number of times a team can do so with any player this season. During those outings, he combined for 17 carries for 95 yards and one catch (on one target) for four yards while working behind Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis. With Devonta Freeman bumped to injured reserve after aggravating an ankle injury at Thursday's practice, Morris is set to get regular work for at least the next two contests (Sunday against the Eagles and Week 12 at Cincinnati).
Morris reverted to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Morris played in 16 of his team's 77 offensive snaps in Sunday's matchup against Washington, rushing for 67 yards on nine carries while snagging one catch on one target for four yards. Despite the solid numbers, he was demoted to the practice squad following the contest, although he could return in Week 10 should Devonta Freeman (ankle) miss another game.
Morris registered 67 rushing yards on nine carries, adding a four-yard catch during Sunday's 23-20 win against Washington.
New York fed Morris the team's second-highest carry total of the afternoon, as he carved his way to 7.4 yards per attempt against one of his former teams. Morris posted all three of his 1,000-yard rushing seasons and both of his Pro Bowl campaigns in Washington, but Sunday, he helped a different NFC East squad get back into peripheral playoff contention in a struggling division. If Devonta Freeman (ankle) returns to the RB rotation next week against Philadelphia, that development certainly could mitigate Morris' role.
Morris was elevated to the Giants' active roster Saturday, Dan Salomone of the team's digital staff reports.
No surprise here, as Morris was expected to once again get promoted after Devonta Freeman (ankle) got ruled out for a second straight game. Wayne Gallman got the start last week and played 43 percent of the offensive snaps, while Morris seemingly shared the No. 2 role with Dion Lewis. Both he and Lewis played 28 percent of the snaps. The veteran ended the game with 28 yards on eight carries. He is presumably in line for a similar role this week against Washington, his old team.
The Giants are expected to promote Morris from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game in Washington, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
New York has ruled out Devonta Freeman (ankle) out for a second straight game, leaving an opening on the roster for a third running back. Wayne Gallman started and played 43 percent of the offensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Buccaneers, while Morris essentially shared the No. 2 role with Dion Lewis in his Giants debut. Both played 28 percent of the snaps, with Lewis serving as a pass-catching specialist and Morris (eight carries for 28 yards) working as a secondary ballcarrier behind Gallman.
Morris reverted back to the Giants' practice squad Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
With Devonta Freeman sidelined due to an ankle injury, the Giants elevated Morris to reinforce the backfield for Monday's game against the Buccaneers. Predictably, Wayne Gallman led the way with 32 of 74 offensive snaps en route to 13 touches for 62 yards and one TD, but Morris (21 snaps and 8-28-0) was close behind him while Dion Lewis served as the pass-catching option, hauling in two of three targets for eight yards and a score. If Freeman doesn't make much progress this week, Morris may again be called upon Sunday at Washington.
Morris has been added to the Giants' active roster in advance of Monday night's game against the Buccaneers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Morris, who had been on the team's practice squad, gives the Giants some added Week 8 backfield depth, with Devonta Freeman (ankle) out Monday. He'll mix in behind Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis in what's slated to be his first NFL regular-season appearance in just over a year.
The Giants signed Morris to the practice squad Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
With Saquon Barkley (torn ACL) done for the season, Morris will add depth on the practice squad while Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman handle the workload on the active roster. The 31-year-old Morris played just one game last season with the Cardinals.
The Cardinals released Morris on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
After he was inactive in the Week 8 loss to the Saints shortly after signing with the team, Morris made his Cardinals debut in Thursday's 28-25 loss to the 49ers. Though top backs David Johnson (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (hamstring) were both sidelined for the contest, Morris saw little work behind the newly acquired Kenyan Drake, finishing the night with one carry for four yards across three offensive snaps. The Cardinals anticipate that Johnson will return to action in Week 10, lessening the need for the team to keep Morris around in a depth capacity.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury expects Morris to be active Thursday against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
The team brought in Morris and Zach Zenner last week due to the depleted state of the backfield, but even with David Johnson (ankle) inactive for this past Sunday's loss at New Orleans, Morris was a healthy scratch while Zenner backed up Chase Edmonds. On Thursday, Edmonds won't suit up at all due to a hamstring injury, and Johnson is considered questionable, opening the door for Morris to contribute. Morris and Zenner will have to contend with recent acquisition Kenyan Drake in what is expected to be a "running back by committee," even if Johnson is active.
Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest at New Orleans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Morris and Zach Zenner were brought in this week in the event David Johnson (ankle) was limited or sidelined. With Morris joining Johnson on the inactive list, Zenner will act as Chase Edmonds' primary backup out of the backfield Sunday and perhaps Thursday against the 49ers as well.
Morris agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Concerned about the health of David Johnson's ankle, the Cardinals worked out a number of veteran backs Monday. Morris apparently impressed the most out of the group, earning himself a spot on the roster in the process. Even if Johnson isn't cleared to play Sunday in New Orleans, Morris would likely act as little more than a depth option behind Chase Edmonds, who broke out for 150 total yards and three touchdowns in the Week 7 win over the Giants.
Morris was released by the Cowboys on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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.
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