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Could Alfred Morris make sense for the Jets?

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Alfred Morris #46 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Alfred Morris #46 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Due to an unfortunate injury in training camp to running back Elijah McGuire, the New York Jets are doing their due diligence in potentially bringing in another player for the positional group. Does Alfred Morris make sense for Gang Green?

Just a few days into training camp, the New York Jets already have their first major injury of the summer. Running back Elijah McGuire, unfortunately, suffered a severe foot injury during practice and will likely need surgery to begin the healing process.

It could be months before McGuire returns to the Jets but for now, the leadership regime is doing their due diligence and might be checking out other running backs to take his place in training camp. As of now and confirmed via Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Jets are hosting free agent running back Alfred Morris for a visit.

What does this mean for the Jets? Well, for starters, a visit doesn’t always necessarily mean he’ll be signed immediately. The Jets already have a solid corps at running back featuring Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, and Thomas Rawls.

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Ideally, the Jets might just bring in another running back just to compete in training camp and take a chance on someone who could turn into a nice surprise over the next few months. Morris, unfortunately, hasn’t done much of anything over the past few years. He never returned to glory after having a monster rookie season with the Washington Redskins back in 2012.

It was then where Morris totaled 1,613 rushing yards, 335 rushes, and 13 touchdowns. Since then, Morris has always fizzled out every time his number called. His statistics have dropped dramatically over the past few years as it wouldn’t make sense for the Jets to take a chance on a running back who won’t bring much to the table.

Even though he’ll likely and mostly be used as a kickoff and punt returner, the Jets also have rookie running back Trent Cannon in the mix as well. Instead of wasting a spot on Morris, they’d be better off giving Cannon more reps as a running back instead of just a return specialist.

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Could Morris make sense for the Jets? In the grand scheme of things, no. They’re better off going with their in-house options instead of bringing in a player who likely won’t amount to anything worth mentioning once training camp is in the books.

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