Redskins work out ex-Giant Morris

September 19, 1990|By Vito Stellino | Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent

HERNDON, Va. -- Joe Morris, a former New York Giants running back who arrived at Redskin Park for a workout yesterday, said, "I think I have a lot of good football left in me."

Redskins general manager Charley Casserly said Morris had a good workout but that the Redskins don't plan to sign a running back at the moment.

Morris said it was "different" to be at Redskin Park, "in the den of the enemy, so to speak." But he said he'd be happy to play for Washington.

It's routine for the Redskins to work out players each Tuesday. Morris was one of seven yesterday, including former San Diego Chargers running back Thomas Sanders. The other five were defensive backs.

Morris said the Giants cut him because they wanted to go with younger players. He said he respected the Giants for doing "what's best for them," but added he never got an opportunity to compete for a job.

"Nobody got the reps they needed to get ready for the season," he said. "They split the time. What they're doing now is running back by committee. Some guys play here, and some guys play there."

Morris led the team in carries (28) during the exhibition season and gained 78 yards. Ottis Anderson had 73 yards in 27 carries, Rodney Hampton 170 yards in 17 carries and Lewis Tillman 79 yards in 19 carries.

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