Friday, January 17, 2014
Alfred Morris headed to the Pro Bowl
By John Keim
Redskins running back Alfred Morris will get to do something he couldn't do as a rookie in a record-setting season: play in the Pro Bowl.
The Redskins announced that Morris, named as an alternate to the team, will play in the all-star game in Hawaii later this month. Morris rushed for 1,275 yards this past season, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. His numbers dropped in Year 2 in large part because of the fewer carries caused by a 3-13 season. He rarely got to carry the ball with a lead and had 59 fewer carries than in 2012, when he rushed for a club-record 1,613 yards.
The other running backs voted to the Pro Bowl included San Francisco's Frank Gore and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch, one of whom would be unable to play because they'd be in the Super Bowl the following week. Minnesota's Adrian Peterson said earlier this week that he would not play in the Pro Bowl and was replaced by Green Bay's Eddie Lacy. The other running backs in the game include Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy, Kansas City's Jamaal Charles and Chicago's Matt Forte.