Calgary Stampeders concerned about Jamal Morrow’s wrist

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The Calgary Stampeders planned to sign veteran running back Jamal Morrow, per sources.

However, his wrist gave the Stamps concerns and put the contract on hold. If Morrow can get healthy and pass a physical, he could put pen to paper in Cowtown.

Morrow played 16 games for Saskatchewan last season, rushing 202 times for 907 yards and four touchdowns while catching 36 passes for 349 yards and one major.

The five-foot-eight, 205-pound ball carrier played 12 games in 2022 in his first season as a starter with the Roughriders. He rushed 126 times for 666 yards with three touchdowns, averaging 5.3 yards per carry while notching two 100-yard games. He caught 43 passes for 366 yards and one touchdown.

That same year, the 29-year-old returned 17 punts for 143 yards and 17 kickoffs for 358 yards. He finished the season eighth league-wide with 1,533 all-purpose yards and fifth league-wide with a 127.8 yards per game average.

Morrow joined the Riders in 2019 and spent the full season on the practice roster. He dressed for eight games in 2021, rushing nine times for 41 yards, catching three balls for 29 yards, returning 30 punts for 330 yards and 26 kickoffs for 586 yards plus a punt return touchdown in the West Semi-Final against the Calgary Stampeders.

The native of Menifee, Calif. played 50 games over four seasons at Washington State University with 30 starts. He recorded 316 carries for 1,795 yards and nine touchdowns along with 202 receptions for 1,748 yards and 14 touchdowns. Morrow returned 22 punts for 200 yards and 24 kickoffs for 476 yards. He ranks third in Washington State history with 4,219 career all-purpose yards.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.