Redskins will use rotation at running back with Morris and Jones
Don't expect any noticeable changes to the Washington Redskins' running game after the team's bye week. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Monday that we will see more of the same — with both Alfred Morris and Matt Jones rotating on early downs.
“You’re going to see them both play a lot,” Gruden said of Morris and Jones, per John Keim of ESPN. “They’re both going to get their touches.”
The Redskins' run game has struggled as of late. Morris is averaging a career-low 3.32 yards per carry and he is on pace to not eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the first time in his career.
Jones has flashed at times, but he needs to be more consistent as a runner and in pass protection.
Unless one player pulls ahead with a dominating string of performances, this backfield should remain a committee for the remainder of the season.