FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed rookie LB James Morris. Morris was originally signed by the Patriots on May 16, 2014, as a rookie free agent out of Iowa and was released on May 20, 2014.
Morris, 22, was just the sixth player in Iowa history to record 400 career tackles after finishing with 400 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks and six interceptions as a three-year starter. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder was named a team captain in 2013 and started in all 13 games and finished second on the team with 107 total tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions.