He went from being a sixth-round draft choice to winning the starting job in training camp to setting a single-season team rushing record with 1,613 yards.
Now the question is whether Morris can do it again.
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday he’s confident that Morris has a suitable encore performance in store.
“There’s no question in my mind that he’s going to be one of the best backs because of how hard he works, what type of shape he’s in,” Shanahan said. “You can tell he’s confident just in running during the OTA days and even [Thursday’s opening day of training camp]. He’s going to be a guy that just keeps on getting better. Now, can he surpass what he did last year? I can’t answer that. But I would be surprised if he doesn’t have an excellent year, barring injuries.”
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The team practices at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.
John Keim writes about Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson later today.
Owner Daniel Snyder and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones hold a news conference at 2:30.
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