Much has been made of Robert Griffin III likely being cut by the Washington Redskins prior to the March 9 deadline. The other hero of a magical 2012 season, running back Alfred Morris, is also expected to not return in the Burgundy and Gold this coming season. Although not being cut, Morris will likely sign with another team during free agency as the Redskins will not want to get into a bidding war for a back that has stedily declined.
Alfred Morris understands the business nature of the sport. As a result, the Florida Atlantic product took to Instagram late Saturday to thank the organization with the "unknown getting closer."
"Man the last 4 years have flown by. I've met a lot of great people, made a lot of great memories, and was given countless opportunities to live my dream and better myself and my family. With the unknown getting closer I just wanted to take a second and thank the entire @Redskins organization for an amazing four years. From Mr. Dan Snyder to Mrs. B.J Blanchard who works the front desk and always greets everyone with a smile. No matter what happens I will always be apart of #RedskinsNation and a special thanks to all the fans and their abundance of love, support, and loyalty y'all make this game what is #HTTR"
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jay Gruden said he wishes Morris well "if we don't get it done." "There's not one negative thing I can say about Alfred Morris as a person and as a player" Gruden elaborated.
In four seasons with the Redskins, Morris racked up 4,713 yards, 29 touchdowns on 1,078 carries. It is fair to say that he was well worth the sixth round pick that Mike Shanahan used to select him.
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