The New England Patriots have re-signed free agent running back Sammy Morris to a one-year contract.  Morris, who came to New England in 2007 from Miami, has had injury issues since he arrived. 

New England Patriots running back Sammy Morris celebrates a two point conversion in front of New York Jets linebacker David Harris (R) during the third quarter of their AFC Divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough, January 16, 2011He missed most of the 2007 and 2009 seasons with chest and knee injuries.  In 2010 he played a reduced role to BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the New England running scheme.

Morris, 34, the 2000 5th round pick of the Buffalo Bills, is expected to add veteran depth to the backfield which includes Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and draft picks Stevan Ridley and Shane Vareen.  It may also include veteran Kevin Faulk, who is currently a free agent.

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