Patriots re-sign rookie linebacker Morris

Patriots re-sign rookie linebacker Morris
August 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
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To fill the final spot on the their 90-man roster the Patriots announced that they have re-signed undrafted rookie linebacker James Morris.

Morris was originally signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 16, but he was released four days later after reportedly failing a physical. 

Greg Morris, James' father, told the Hawk Central blog that his son was treated for a blood clot in his leg after being released.

“We’re extremely happy,” Greg said. “James has gotten through his medical issues and he now has the opportunity that he’s been looking for."

Morris measures in at 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds. He was named a team captain in 2013, starting in all 13 games that season. He finished second on the team with 107 total tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions. For his career, Morris finished as just the sixth player in Hawkeye history to record 400 tackles. He also registered 10.5 sacks and six interceptions as a three-year starter.

The Patriots had one open roster spot to fill after releasing rookie receiver Cole Stanford on Saturday.