Veteran running back Sammy Morris has been released by the New England Patriots, according to his agent.
Morris’s agent Mark Slough reported the cut via Twitter, saying around 2pm on Saturday:
“In 12 yrs I’ve never had this talk w/ #Patriots RB Sammy Morris…just notified of his release. Sammy is consummate professional & class act.”
Morris has been a member of the Patriots since 2007, and has played in 47 games with the team in four seasons. He has rushed for 2955 career yards. He has spent his entire NFL career within the AFC East. Morris was taken in the fifth round of the draft by the Buffalo Bills in 2000, and spent four years with the Bills and three years with the Miami Dolphins.
This might not be goodbye for the veteran. He lives nearby and if he chooses not to try out for another team, he could help out the Patriots down the road. Says NESN’s Jeff Howe via Twitter:
“Sammy Morris could be a victim of his proximity. Lives in Foxboro area. Knows offense. Could essentially be 54th player on Pats’ roster.”