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Maurice Morris

Maurice Morris - #28 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 216 lbs.
Birthday 12/01/1979
Birthplace Chester, SC
College Oregon
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 2nd round, 22nd pick by Seahawks

Many questions surround Lions' ground game

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Lions ended an 11-year run without a playoff appearance. A shorter, yet telling, current streak is a seven-year run without a 1,000-yard rusher.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Lions will need to get their run game going against the Vikings' strong run defense in order to take pressure off of Matthew Stafford, writes Christian West.

Week 11 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 11 matchups and warns you to avoid players like Eric Decker while exploiting Maurice Morris and Kellen Winslow.

Lions shuffle RB plans once again

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Following a concussion to starter Jahvid Best and a voided trade, the Lions are adjusting at running back once again.

After blazing start, Best running on empty

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
After Week Two, Jahvid Best had the look of a fantasy monster. Now, his season can only be described as disappointing.


Posted Dec. 20, 2010
Morris had a season-high 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Sunday's 23-20 overtime victory over Tampa Bay.||||||| In four consecutive starts, Morris has 252 yards and three TDs on 45 carries.
Posted Dec. 13, 2010
Morris carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Packers.||||||| With Jahvid Best still dealing with a toe injury, Morris could still be getting a decent share of carries in the Detroit backfield. Next Sunday, the Lions visit Tampa Bay, which is 27th against the run.
Posted Dec. 28, 2009
Morris totaled 37 yards on 18 carries in the Lions' 20-6 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.||||||| Anyone who took a chance playing Morris in their fantasy championship after his strong performance the previous week against Arizona was likely disappointed. Morris has been filling in for injured starter Kevin Smith.
Posted Dec. 21, 2009
Morris, playing for the injured Kevin Smith, ran for a 64-yard score and finished with 126 yards rushing in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Arizona.||||||| Morris rushed for 156 yards in his first 11 games this season.
Posted Feb. 28, 2009
The Detroit Lions have signed Morris to a three-year deal.||||||| Morris rushed for 574 yards and caught 19 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Seattle in 2008.