The Chicago Rush announced on Wednesday the re-acquisition of linebacker Kelvin Morris. Morris was traded from the Orlando Predators back to the Rush earlier Wednesday after he originally signed with the Predators in November.
The Rush traded veteran linebacker Marcus Everett and offensive lineman Greg Niland to Orlando in exchange for Morris. The former Clemson Tiger recorded 39.5 tackles last season for the Rush in the mac linebacker position to go along with six interceptions, five of which were returned for touchdowns.
"This is a great acquisition for both the team and the fans," said Rush head coach Bob McMillen in a statement. "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."
Morris was also a threat on offense last season as he rushed for six touchdowns and caught one touchdown pass. In two seasons with the Rush, Morris has 14 interceptions and 100 tackles for the team.