Morris to IR
The Patriots announced that RB Sammy Morris (chest) was placed on injured reserve today, ending his season. Morris was injured Oct. 14 against the Cowboys.
With the open roster spot, look for the Patriots to activate either WR Chad Jackson or CB Eddie Jackson from the physically unable to perform list. Due to some injury concerns in the defensive backfield with Eugene Wilson (ankle), Eddie Jackson seems like the more likely candidate.
A bit from the press release regarding Morris:
Morris, 30, was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 3, 2007. He has played in 100 career games with 25 starts and joined the Patriots after spending seven seasons with Buffalo (2000-03) and Miami (2004-06). The 6-foot, 220-pound running back played in six games with two starts for New England this season and rushed 85 times for 384 yards (4.5 avg.) and three touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 35 yards and made one special teams tackle. In his Patriots debut on Sept. 9, Morris totaled 54 yards on 11 carries. He scored touchdowns in each of the next three games, capping off that stretch with 117 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries (5.6 avg.) in the Patriots’ 34-13 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 1. Morris’s 117 rushing yards in that game were the second highest total of his career. He followed that game with a 102-yard output while starting his first game of the season against Cleveland on Oct. 7. He earned his second straight start against Dallas on Oct. 14 before leaving the game with a chest injury.