FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they released rookie LB James Morris. Morris was signed by the Patriots on May 16, 2014, as a rookie free agent out of Iowa.
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.