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.
Morris carried the ball five times for 18 yards and a touchdown while failing to catch his only target in Saturday's preseason win over the Texans.
The veteran back got stuffed at the goal line on his initial push but bounced outside for a one-yard TD in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 34-0 rout of their in-state rivals. Morris seems to be part of the plan in case Ezekiel Elliott's holdout extends into the regular season, but Tony Pollard is the likely starter in the event Zeke misses Week 1's tilt against the Giants.
Morris carried the ball three times for six yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams.
After sitting out the Cowboys' exhibition opener, the veteran back saw his first snaps of the preseason late in the first quarter Saturday. Morris was the second RB deployed after impressive rookie Tony Pollard, and if Ezekiel Elliott's holdout lingers into the regular season, it looks like Morris would fill the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Whether he'll even has a roster spot if Elliott rejoins the team before Week 1, however, isn't yet clear.
Morris agreed to terms Monday on a contract with the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Morris previously played for Dallas in 2016 and 2017, recording 184 carries for 790 yards (4.3 YPC) and three touchdowns in 27 games. He now reunites with the team as Ezekiel Elliott (contract dispute) continues to hold out from training camp. Morris will provide the Cowboys with immediate depth at running back and compete with Darius Jackson, Tony Pollard and Mike Weber for the No. 2 role.
Morris is flying to New Orleans for a visit with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Evidently looking for backfield depth, the Saints hosted Theo Riddick on Sunday. This is the first report of Morris meeting with any team since his contract expired at the beginning of the league year.
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.
Morris (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Seattle.
For the second straight game, Morris won't be the preferred handcuff to starting running back Matt Breida. Instead, Morris will yield those reps to undrafted free agent Jeff Wilson, who racked up 41 yards from scrimmage on eight touches last Sunday in Tampa Bay.
Morris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers.
The veteran running back will take a seat for the first time this season, a rather surprising development considering he'd been sharing carries with primary back Matt Breida. Instead, the 49ers will turn to 2017 seventh-round pick Matt Dayes, who logged his first snap of the season against the Giants in Week 10, whenever Breida needs a breather Sunday.
Morris rushed nine times for 19 yards in Monday's 27-23 loss to the Giants.
Morris received 33 percent of the backfield carries Monday, but he was vastly outperformed by starter Matt Breida (17 carries for 101 yards). The veteran has the primary backup role to himself following Raheem Mostert's season-ending forearm injury, but Morris' general ineffectiveness (3.4 yards per carry) and limited role severely limit his fantasy appeal.
Morris rushed seven times for 13 yards in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
Morris was the least effective of the 49ers' running-back trio, averaging just 1.9 yards per tote. Fellow backup Raheem Mostert (forearm) suffered a season-ending injury in the contest, however, which could open up an increased role for Morris behind Matt Breida beginning in Week 10 against the Giants. Even with a clearer path to snaps, Morris remains a low-upside fantasy option as a back who doesn't make much of an impact in the passing game and lacks weekly scoring potential within a weak offense.
Morris had six carries for 28 yards in Sunday's 18-15 loss to Arizona.
Starter Matt Breida (ankle) suited up and led the backfield with 16 carries, leaving six touches for Morris. The veteran received four more carries than fellow backup Raheem Mostert, signalling that he has reclaimed the primary backup job in San Francisco. Assuming Breida's ankle is fully healed, Morris' value will be touchdown-dependent Thursday against the Raiders.
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