One of the lone bright spots on the Washington offense, RB Alfred Morris has topped 1,000 rushing yards in three straight seasons.
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The Pro Bowl roster shake-up continued as it was announced on Monday that Washington RB Alfred Morris would replace resting Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy in the 2015 Pro Bowl.
McCoy, who finished the 2014 NFL season with 1,319 rushing yards (but a career-low 155 receiving yards) pulled out of the NFL’s all-star game in order to rest. McCoy is due to make $9.75 million in 2015 and will likely be forced to restructure his contract – any injuries, in an exhibition game of all things, could weaken his bargaining power at the negotiating table.
As for Morris, the Washington RB was held to career lows in carries, yards, yards/game and yards/carry, but still finished the season with over 1,000 rushing yards and eight TDs. He also finished sixth in the NFL in rushing attempts and eight in rushing TDs. Morris became the first RB in Washington history to rush for over 1,000 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons, and has the second most rushing yards and rushing TDs in the NFL since 2012 – second only to Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch in both categories.
It will be Morris’ second straight trip to the Pro Bowl.