Sunday, August 3, 2014

Patriots bring back undrafted rookie linebacker Morris


The New England Patriots announced Sunday they have re-signed rookie linebacker James Morris.

Morris was originally signed by the Patriots in mid-May as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa but released a few days later.

Morris, 22, was just the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles after finishing with 400 tackles, 10.5 sacks and six interceptions as a three-year starter.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder was named a team captain in 2013 and started in all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 107 total tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions.

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