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Sammy Morris (born March 23, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football running back who currently plays for the New England Patriots. He previously played for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, and collegiately at Texas Tech.
Morris was drafted in the fifth-round (156th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft. During his stint with the Bills, Morris was a backup to the likes of Antowain Smith and Travis Henry. He used his natural physical ability to excel on special teams and played a vital role in the Bills special teams during his tenure there. He was also a third-down back and excelled in pass protection.
Morris signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins in 2004, and though he was expected to be a fullback he ended up being the team's leading rusher following the abrupt retirement of Ricky Williams. He backed up rookie running back Ronnie Brown in 2005.
On September 1, 2006 Morris was suspended for the first four games of the regular season. He violated the league's steroid policy, stemming from him taking a banned substance, pseudoephedrine, in the over-the-counter medicine Sudafed. Upon his return, he resumed his role as the team's top backup running back.
On March 3, 2007 the New England Patriots signed Morris to a four-year, $7 million contract. He is expected to backup starting running back Laurence Maroney as well as contribute on special teams, where he excelled with the Dolphins.
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