NFC East Watch: Washington RB Alfred Morris “Would Love to Return”

Morris has rushed for over 1,000 yards in three of his four NFL seasons

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is headed for free agency after four seasons with the team, but if he had his druthers, he’d stay in burgundy and gold.

“When I first came into the league, no matter what team I went to, I just wanted to do my whole career with the same team,” Morris said, per John Keim of ESPN. “That’s still my goal. I would love to return, but a lot goes into that.

“I haven’t thought about that. You all keep bringing it up, but we’ll see what happens.”

A sixth round pick by Washington in 2012, Morris broke the franchise’s single-season rushing record with 1,613 yards in his rookie season, and went over the 1,000-yard mark in each of his first three seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014.

This year, though, Morris saw his role diminished somewhat and finished with 751 yards, and concerns within the organization about how much those first three seasons took out of him could spell his departure in free agency.

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