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Name  Maurice Morris
Born  12/1/1979
Height  5-11
Weight  216
College  Oregon
12/24/2010 12:02:00 PM
Description: The Detroit News expects Morris and Kevin Smith to enter 2011 training camp battling for the top backup spot to Jahvid Best.
Insight: Smith's on-going injury issues may give Morris an advantage. (RapidDraft.com)
12/5/2010 11:04:00 AM
Description: According to Lions OC Scott Linehan, RB Maurice Morris is expected to carry most of the load against the Bears. SOURCE: DETROIT NEWS
Insight: Jahvid Best and his turf toes will be active, but don't expect much out of him for the rest of the year since he isn't getting any time to rest. Morris is nothing more than a flex option at best.
11/25/2010 10:02:00 PM
Description: Morris had nine carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns along with five catches for 20 yards against the Patriots on Thursday.
Insight: Morris saw increased work in the game with Jahvid Best (turf toe) out, which may continue going forward. Still it would be hard to rely on him in any fantasy league as a solid starting option. (RapidDraft.com)
9/30/2010 4:01:00 PM
Description: With Jahvid Best (turf toe) banged up, Morris could be in line for significant work on Sunday against Green Bay.
Insight: Best's status for Week 4 is up in the air, but Morris is not a fantasy option at all any way. (RapidDraft.com)
7/13/2010 10:20:00 AM
Description: MLive.com reports Morris' roster spot could hinge on Kevin Smith's recovery from a torn left ACL.
Insight: Smith was able to practice during OTA and is apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery, which looks to be bad news for Morris. (SportsBuff.com)
3/1/2010 5:55:00 PM
Description: The Detroit News reports the Chargers' price for CB Antonio Cromartie "may include" Morris and a fourth or fifth-round draft pick.
Insight: The Chargers have a need at RB, but given Kevin Smith's (left knee/shoulder) health issues Morris may have increased value to the Lions. Morris doesn't have a lot of upside either. (SportsBuff.com)
1/28/2010 2:43:00 PM
Description: The Detroit News reports Lions' GM Martin Mayhew is determined to add a RB in free agency or the draft this offseason.
Insight: With Kevin Smith (left knee/shoulder) not likely to be ready for Week 1, Morris is the team's tentative starting tailback. (SportsBuff.com)
12/21/2009 12:59:00 AM
Description: Morris had 126 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries along with five receptions for 35 yards in Detroit's loss to Arizona on Sunday.
Insight: Morris made the most of the opportunity presented to him by Kevin Smith's (left knee) absence. He is a solid fantasy option for the rest of the season, but things should get tougher next week against the 49ers. (SportsBuff.com)
12/18/2009 12:21:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Morris will be used in a feature back role similar to how Kevin Smith (knee) was used.
Insight: Morris is still not a good fantasy option, as rookie Aaron Brown could also be in the mix as a change-of-pace-back. Morris could make a case for a significant role in the Lions' offense in 2010 with a strong close to the season though. (SportsBuff.com)
11/2/2009 10:54:00 AM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz hinted at a bigger workload for Morris going forward.
Insight: Kevin Smith is dealing with a lingering shoulder injury and also had a foot issue during Sunday's game against St. Louis. Morris was fairly productive in his place (14 carries for 63 yards), so he could be worth a flier if you're desperate for a running back. (SportsBuff.com)
Questionable10/15/2009 6:11:00 PM
Description: Morris (hip) missed practice again on Thursday.
Insight: If Morris can't go this week, rookie Aaron Brown would take his place as Kevin Smith's primary backup. (SportsBuff.com)
9/28/2009 1:01:00 PM
Description: Morris had a rushing touchdown along with 10 rushing yards on eight carries in the Lions' win over the Redskins on Sunday.
Insight: Morris could become fantasy relevant if Kevin Smith (right shoulder) is out for a long period of time, as he would be in line for more touches. (SportsBuff.com)
9/3/2009 4:14:00 PM
Description: Morris is back at practice after dealing with a back injury.
Insight: He'll be strictly a backup to Kevin Smith. Even if the latter were to go down with an injury, Morris' stock still would not be very high, so don't concern yourself with him for fantasy purposes. (SportsBuff.com)
Out8/29/2009 1:48:00 PM
Description: Morris is still nursing a hamstring injury which might keep him out of Saturday's contest against Indianapolis.
Insight: Unless Kevin Smith's injury turns out to be much worse than expected, don't anticipate Morris receiving too much meaningful work this year. He is a backup, not a committee member.
8/18/2009 2:44:00 PM
Description: Morris (hamstring) reportedly has returned to limited practice. (Detroit Free Press)
Insight: Morris is in the mix to be Kevin Smith's primary backup, but rookie Aaron Brown has looked good so far this preseason and could win the job. (SportsBuff.com)
2/28/2009 12:09:00 PM
Description: Morris signed with the Lions on Friday. He spent his first seven seasons with the Seahawks, never starting more than the eight games he did in 2006.
Insight: Morris has always proven to be more of a complementary back than a potential starter. Even with spot starting duty along the way, he has never collected more than four rushing touchdowns in a season or carried more than 161 times. Look for him to back up second-year man Kevin Smith, spelling him rather than splitting the load. (SportsBuff.com)
Steady12/14/2008 9:53:00 PM
Description: Morris ran for 86 yards on 15 carries.
Insight: It was Morris' second most productive day of the season. He had 103 yards against the Redskins three weeks ago. He is a lower end running back, but if he is getting the majority of the carries, you could play him. (SportsBuff.com)
12/11/2008 6:36:00 PM
Description: Morris will start again for the Seahawks against the Rams on Sunday.
Insight: Morris rushed 14 times for 39 yards last week and makes for a solid RB2 play against the Rams on Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
Cold10/26/2008 6:07:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks did not manage much of a running attack against the 49ers. Morris had 11 carries for just 16 yards.
Insight: Morris has seen limited action this year and doesn't look like a frontline runner. The Seattle offensive line is also not what it once was. (SportsBuff.com)
10/5/2008 11:06:00 AM
Description: RB Maurice Morris is inactive today against the Giants. He was not expected to make much of an impact anyway, but his absence could afford T.J. Duckett a little sleeper potential. Duckett scored three touchdowns in the team's past two games. (SportsBuff.com)

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