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Redskins struggle to identify Bryce Harper; Alfred Morris thought he was Tom Brady

Bryce Harper NationalsAssuming many Washington Redskins fans are also supporters of the Washington Nationals, it’s probably safe to assume that many — if not most — of them would be able to identify Bryce Harper. The 20-year-old outfielder is the future of the Nationals franchise and one of the best young players in the game, but many of the Redskins players have apparently ignored his Under Armour ads.

According to Kevin Jones of WUSA 9, several Redskins players were unable to identify Harper when shown a picture of him (without his uniform on, of course) during training camp recently. Guys like running back Roy Helu, linebacker Rob Jackson, receivers Aldrick Robinson, Devery Henderson, Leonard Hankerson and others literally had no idea who Harper was. But running back Alfred Morris had the funniest reaction.

“Is that Tom Brady?” Morris asked when shown the picture.

The hair may be similar, but there’s no way an NFL player would not know that a person he was looking at isn’t Brady, right?

Linebacker Brandon Jenkins, who was close to being able to identify Harper, also had an entertaining response.

“Oh that’s the dude that was in the home run derby!” he said. “What’s his name?”

Some of the Redskins, including Pierre Garcon, Logan Paulsen and Jarvis Jenkins, were up on their local baseball knowledge and knew it was Bryce. The others must just be focusing harder on football. Yeah, we’ll go with that.

H/T Dan Steinberg

Mazda is refurbishing ‘Bentley,’ Alfred Morris’ 1991 sedan

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has no intention of moving on from his 1991 Mazda sedan, which he proudly calls “Bentley.” Thanks to Mazda’s desire to capitalize on the free publicity Morris has given them, he won’t have to for a while.

Morris’ car is currently at a Mazda dealership being refurbished and restored to factory-floor condition. Bentley will be in the shop for six to eight weeks, and her modesty will remain intact when she reemerges.

“It’s not ‘Pimp My Ride’ or anything,” Morris said, via Eye on Football. “No big rims or fish tanks in the bank.”

According to Morris, the car’s cracked dashboard is being repaired and work is being done on the engine and transmission. Alfred certainly adores his car, but we know that there have been times in the past when her old age almost let him down. Basically, the essentials will be fine-tuned with a possible bonus or two.

“Like a navigation system or something maybe,” Morris said.

Based on what we know about Morris, the car suits him perfectly. He’s one of the most modest players in football and seems to have his head on perfectly straight, which probably stems from the fact that he was so undervalued before the NFL Draft. At this point, Morris without Bentley would be like Batman without Robin. It just wouldn’t be right.

Alfred Morris: I’ll never be a star, I’m just Alfred

Alfred-Morris-RedskinsWithout Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins may not have been able to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night and win the NFC East. The rookie out of Florida Atlantic University had his best game of the season under the brightest spotlight, as he rushed for 200 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Morris topped Clinton Portis’ Redskins rushing record of 1,516 yards in a season and finished the year with 1,613 yards on the ground. According to Chris Cooley, the 24-year old has officially become a star.

“I’ll tell you what: Alfred Morris became a star tonight,” Cooley said, via the Associated Press. “He deserved it. He’s a phenomenal football player.”

Who could argue against that? Morris himself, of course. Let us not forget that this is the same Morris who still drives a 1992 Mazda and recently asked Santa Claus what he would like for Christmas. With that in mind, it hardly comes as a surprise that he does not consider himself to be a star.

“I’m never a star,” Morris said. “I’ll never be a star. Other people might think I’m a star, but I’m just Alfred.”

As we said before, Morris seems like one of the most genuinely humble players in the NFL. He was drafted in the sixth round and overlooked by every team several times, which oftentimes leads to a player having a chip on their shoulder and being arrogant. If that’s the way Morris feels, he does a tremendous job of hiding it. Unless you’re a Cowboys, Giants or Eagles fan, it should be almost impossible not to root for him.

Alfred Morris once got attacked by a raccoon and it stole his sandal

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I would never have known this before today, but apparently Florida Atlantic University has a major raccoon problem. Students who attended FAU are likely to have had a run-in with a raccoon at some point during their college career, and Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is no exception.

During a recent chat with fans on Reddit, someone asked Morris if he had ever had any raccoon encounters during his days at FAU. The rookie said that he had and hat one had once stolen his shoe, and Sarah Kogod of D.C. Sports Bog later caught up with him for an elaboration.

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Alfred Morris asks Santa what he would like for Christmas (Picture)

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The Washington Redskins held a community event at Macy’s on Tuesday during which children got the opportunity to write letters to Santa Claus as a part of the department store’s “Believe” campaign. For every letter written to Santa at one of their stores, Macy’s is donating $1 to charity. As Sarah Kogod of D.C. Sports Bog pointed out, some of the Redskins players took the time to submit their Christmas lists as well.

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Alfred Morris needed ride to Redskins meeting when 1991 Mazda wouldn’t start

Most of you have probably heard about how Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris gets around by now. Despite earning an NFL salary, Morris still drives the same 1991 Mazda sedan that he bought during his junior year of college at FAU. Morris loves the car and said he is never getting rid of it even if he buys a new one, but the old beater nearly made him miss a recent team meeting.

According to D.C. Sports Bog’s Sarah Kogod, Morris’ car — which he has named “Bentley” — would not start when the Redskins returned home from their trip to Dallas earlier this week. As a result, he had to ask one of the women who works in the apartment complex where he lives for a ride to Redskins Park.

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Redskins RB Alfred Morris still drives a 1991 Mazda sedan (Picture)

Not all professional athletes spend it all at an alarming rate. Rookie running back Alfred Morris signed a four-year deal worth $2.23 million with the Redskins back in May. While he can’t afford a collection of BMWs and Bentleys just yet, he could certainly afford a nice set of wheels. Instead, he’s sticking with his 1991 Mazda 626 sedan for the time being. And he calls it “Bentley.”

“It has some sentimental value to it now,” Morris said on Wednesday. “It just keeps me grounded, where I came from and all the hard work for me to get to this point. So that’s what helps me.”

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