Morris bids to share Redskins backfield with RGIII

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris are starting to look like a promising backfield combo for the Washington Redskins, one that might still be in place on opening day.

Everyone expected Griffin to be there as the No. 2 overall pick. But Morris was sixth-round selection who was a good bet for the practice squad at the start of preseason.

Not anymore. Stash the running back from Florida Atlantic on the practice squad, and another team is sure to swoop in and take him away.

Morris is all but a sure bet for the 53-man roster and is in the running for the starting job -- after gaining 107 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts.