Houston Texans: 4 free agent running backs 25 or older to be interested in
1. Alfred Morris (30 years old)
Here is another running back that can make an offense better, and one who is underrated in what he provides a team when he’s on an NFL roster.
Morris is entering his eighth NFL season with stops with the Washington Redskins (four seasons), the Dallas Cowboys (two seasons) and the San Francisco 49ers (one season), and in that time he’s rushed the football 1,373 times for 5,931 yards and 34 touchdowns.
In every season he’s played in the NFL, Morris has rushed for at lease one touchdown, and even last season with the 49ers he averaged 9.2 attempts per game, where he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Morris also totaled 428 yards rushing and two touchdowns, which is around the production Alfred Blue had with the Texans last season.
Morris would provide solid stability as a second or third back on the depth chart and would be nice to have available if injuries would occur to those in front of him on the depth chart. He has averaged around 8.5 carries per game the past two seasons and even has had rushes of 70 yards and 51 yards, plus a total of seven rushes of 29-plus yards the past two seasons combined.
Another aspect from Morris that stands out is he had 25 carries for a first down in 2017, and in 2018 that number was still at 24 on four fewer carries.
None of the above running backs will be the full-time starter on the Texans roster this upcoming season if signed, but all of them would provide a solid role within the roster, and that is the type of player the Texans could use in 2019.