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Sunday, August 18, 2019

49ers to sign RB Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris

The San Francisco 49ers are signing running back Alfred Morris, so long as he passes his physical.

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan announced the news of the planned Morris addition on Monday. San Francisco has had two running backs get injured recently. Jerick McKinnon has a knee strain, while Matt Breida has a shoulder injury. That led San Francisco to add Morris, who previously played in Shanahan’s offense in Washington.

“Alf did a great job for us for the two years I was with him,” Shanahan said. “It’s not flashy but he runs extremely hard. He’s very reliable. He’s always been able to – you block it for zero, (he) usually can get at least one. He’s a hard-nose runner, you can keep handing the ball off to who’s very reliable.”

Morris spent the last two seasons with the 49ers. He rushed for 547 yards on 115 carries last year.

The Niners might not have room for Morris once all their guys get healthy, but this is at least a good opportunity for Morris.

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