Rookie Alfred Morris was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the NFL Draft this past April out of Florida Atlantic where he finished as the school's all-time leading rusher. Now as training camp unfolds and with injury being an unfortunate part of it, the unheralded rookie could be competing for a starter's role.
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"He's got that forward lane, he's got good instincts," Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said after Saturday's practice. "It's going to be fun to see him play over the next three games. See if he still plays at a high level, but I anticipate he will."
In the Redskins preseason opener last Thursday, Morris was the leading rusher in the game as he ran for 54 yards on 15 carries against the Buffalo Bills.