Scout.com's Adam Caplan is reporting that running back Sammy Morris has reached a contract agreement with the New England Patriots. Morris also received interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, and Philadelphia Eagles.
According to a league source, Morris signed a four-year deal worth $7 million with New England. He will receive $5 million over the first two years of deal.
The Patriots originally courted Morris the last time he was a free agent in 2004. His decision came down to a choice between Miami and New England. He opted for Miami at the time. This year, New England showed the most interest in acquiring his services.
Morris' signing adds depth behind second-year running back Laurence Maroney and third down specialist Kevin Faulk. The Patriots also have fullback Heath Evans who signed a deal to return to the team yesterday.
Morris is a "high character" guy who is expected to be a perfect fit the Patriots, a league insider told PatriotsInsider.com. If true, it proves that the Patriots are continuing their trend of signing free agents who will fit in well inside the locker room.
Scout.com and PatriotsInsider.com will bring you more on the Morris story soon. Morris spoke with Scout.com insiders recently about his pending free agency and was looking forward to the process.
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