Maurice Morris Gone

Posted by: Shaun Dolence
Best of luck in Detroit, Maurice.

Maurice Morris is no longer a Seattle Seahawk. On Friday evening, the running back agreed to a three-year, $7 million contract with the Detroit Lions. Morris, who will be entering his eighth season out of Oregon, will turn 30 years old later this year.

Not an extremely surprising loss for the Seahawks, who had likely already made plans to press forward without the former second round pick. With a new approach offensively, it appears as if the Seahawks feel comfortable going with the Duckett/Jones combination next season. Morris was always a Holmgren guy, and spent most of his early career as a back up to former MVP Shaun Alexander.

Morris started 23 games during his time in Seattle, rushing for 2,612 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. Last season, while splitting time with Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett, Morris totaled 574 rushing yards.

I’m not hugely disappointed, although I wouldn’t have minded keeping Morris in town if the price was right. He wasn’t an outstanding player, nor did he offer any unique skills or talents. Morris will never be a Pro Bowl guy, or a feature back that carries a team, but he is definitely a capable player in the NFL.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    no he ain’t mercury. well, few are. i think you guys should go after derrick ward. he’s more of a workhorse back and would bring the center of gravity back to your offense? take heat off hasselbeck and heat off your wrs?