The scenario in which he could return: If Morris doesn't find what he likes in free agency and the Redskins don't find another back. If that happens then they could be reunited. But Morris likely will be viewed as a good option by some team that does not want to pay bigger money for backs such as Chris Ivory, Lamar Miller or Doug Martin.
Current situation: Bashaud Breeland took another leap forward last season and has proven himself capable of being a quality starter. After that, though, the Redskins' depth chart at corner is riddled with question marks, such as: Can Chris Culliver return to form after another torn ACL? How much progress can wide-receiver-turned-corner Quinton Dunbar realistically make this offseason?
It looks like DeMarco Murray has a pair of golden handcuffs that will keep him with the Eagles this year. Everyone knew that Murray was not happy during a 2015 season that saw his rushing production drop from by over 50 percent, from 1,845 yards in 2014 to 702 last year. But Howie Roseman, the Eagles' head of football operations, told PFT that he had not heard from Murray about any discontent. Perhaps that is because there is no realistic path out of Philadelphia for Murray. The Eagles aren't going to cut him and incur an $18 million cap hit. Philadelphia could handle a trade financially but no team is going to deal for a contract that carries $9 million in guarantees the next two years. So Murray would have to take less money, perhaps a lot less, to leave. The best bet is that he will be there for both Eagles-Redskins games next year.
If McCoy doesn't return the Redskins will be in the market for two quarterbacks. They will need to sign a veteran to serve as a backup in 2016, perhaps someone like Matt Schaub or Charlie Whitehurst. It's likely that they won't use a top pick on a quarterback but anytime from round four on they might grab Dak Prescott of Mississippi or, perhaps a little later, Kevin Hogan of Stanford.
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