Redskins RB Alfred Morris impressed HC Mike Shanahan with his mindset in the offseason. Though Morris said he gained 10 pounds (of which he’s lost five), Shanahan said he likes the second-year back’s approach. “Anytime you have the success Alfred had as a rookie and you’re invited to speak you have a lot of banquets to go to, fundraisers to go to and sometimes guys lose perspective of what got them there. You don’t have to worry about that with Alfred. He’s in great shape. He does things the right way... He looks better in this camp than he did a year ago. You can see he’s practicing at a very high level.”
Heading into the season, it wasn't clear who was going to be the lead RB in Washington, but that question was answered quickly when Morris, a rookie, rushed 28 times for 96 yards and two TDs against the Saints in Week 1. He was barely involved in the passing game, but he did have five of his 11 catches in the final three games, which bodes well. The main concern with Morris is his head coach's history of RB shenanigans, but Morris seems as safe as any back can be under Mike Shanahan.