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Friday, November 20, 2009
Sammy Morris close to return

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -– Going through a full week of practices for the first time since injuring his knee Oct. 18, New England Patriots running back Sammy Morris said Friday that he felt “sore but good".

Morris, who has not played since injuring the knee on a 3-yard reception against the Titans, is not sure if he’ll be ready for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

“We’ll see Sunday, kind of just taking it day by day,” he said. “We’re just trying to make the best decision."

Morris has spent the last month rehabbing with fellow running back Fred Taylor (ankle), and while he said he enjoyed Taylor’s company, he called it frustrating to be sidelined.

He had been building momentum prior to the injury, totaling 68 yards against the Broncos, and before that, he had a 12-yard touchdown run against the Ravens.

“As a running back, when something happens to your knees or ankles, you’re a little more cautious or scared about the extent of the injury,” he said.