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Eagles Among Interested Teams In RB Alfred Morris

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles are among three NFC East teams with interest in free agent RB Alfred Morris.

“Alfred Morris is in Dallas today, visiting with the Dallas Cowboys. He’s actually got interest from three NFC East teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins,” Schefter said during Monday’s “NFL Insiders.” “He’s spoken to all of those teams but is in Dallas today.”

The Eagles elected to trade DeMarco Murray to the Titans for draft compensation a few weeks ago, which leaves them with a backfield that consists of Ryan MathewsDarren SprolesKenjon Barner, and Kevin Monangai.

Adding Morris would give them an interesting compliment to Mathews and Sproles, who are both much more agile than Morris.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier in the day that the Cowboys could end up signing Morris to a contract during his visit on Monday. However, Stephen Jones has since mentioned that they aren’t close to a deal.

A return to Washington could be a possibility as well, but the Redskins have made it clear that they plan to consider other options in free agency before discussing a new deal with Morris.

Morris, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $2,223,100 rookie contract with the Redskins and is testing the open market for the first time as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2015, Morris appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and ran for 751 yards on 202 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 55 yards receiving and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 running back out of 68 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.