Gruden: Alfred Morris has 'caught the ball very well'

Washington Redskins - [Full Article]

Jay Gruden said he knows what he has in Alfred Morris, and said the Florida Atlantic product has had a great training camp so far, as he’s worked hard to add the passing game to his list of talents.

“Alfred is not flying under the radar in our eyes, that’s for sure,” Gruden said. “He’s had a great camp. He’s caught the ball very well too which is a pleasant surprise for us out of the backfield, so Alfred’s going to get his touches.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Morris’s stock has taken a bit of a hit after the coaching regime change in Washington, but new HC Jay Gruden intends to keep the same running game (one reason they retained O-line coach Chris Foerster), so Morris’s outlook doesn’t change too much. He still isn’t much of a player in the pass game, though Gruden's comments are encouraging. If he can catch 30+ passes it will really help his value in PPR formats.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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