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posted: 3/14/2013 12:32 PM

Linebacker Morris rejoins Chicago Rush

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By Daily Herald News Services

The Chicago Rush have reacquired linebacker Kelvin Morris for the upcoming Arena Football League season, team officials announced.

Morris, who spent the last two seasons with the Rush, was picked up by the Orlando Predators in November. After intensive talks between the Rush and the Predators, Morris is now on his way back to Chicago to open the season with the Rush. In return, the Predators get linebacker Marcus Everett and offensive lineman Greg Niland.

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In 2012, the former Clemson star collected 39.5 tackles and picked off 5 passes, returning all but one of those for a touchdown. On offense, rushed the ball 10 times, scoring 6 touchdowns, and grabbed a touchdown pass in the season finale.

In his two seasons with the Rush, Morris has 14 interceptions and more than 100 tackles.

"This is a great acquisition for both the team and the fans," Rush head coach Bob McMillen said. :Kelvin's been one of the top guys in the entire league for a few seasons now and we're glad to have him back in Chicago. It hurts losing two veterans in Everett and Niland, especially considering the outstanding camps that they've had. Despite all that, we're confident that this trade puts us in a better position."

The Rush will open the season March 23 against the Iowa Barnstormers at Allstate Arena.

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