Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs past New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle (26) during a game at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins' Alfred Morris wants bigger role in pass game

The Washington Redskins brought in former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson to help bolster their passing game in the offseason. Running back Alfred Morris, who is a huge part of the most successful part of their offense, wants to help out as well and says he can catch balls out of the back field.

“My focus is building confidence in the quarterbacks as well as the coaches to let them know I can catch,” Morris told ESPN.com’s John Keim. “I know I can catch the ball.”

“I can get better (at route-running),” Morris continued. “Sometimes you get that linebacker that’s real grabby and how to get away from them and set them up is something I never had much experience doing.”

In two seasons in the NFL Morris has 611 carries for 2,888 yards including a 1,613 yard campaign as a rookie. Arguably one of the best running backs in a league where featured backs are a rarity. Would the Redskins want to risk his health by having him catch passes out of the backfield?

In his first two seasons in the league he has caught only 20 passes for a total of 155 yards, a solid 7.8 yards per reception. But they might prefer to through to Lache Seastrunk out of the backfield than Morris.

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