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August 28, 1990 | GEORGE WILLIS, NEWSDAY
A source within the New York Giants organization said that running back Joe Morris will be among the 11 players the team will release today to reach the 60-man roster limit. "They're going to cut Joe Tuesday," said the source, who asked not to be identified. Although there was no official confirmation from the Giants, Bill Parcells indicated Sunday that he was close to making a decision about his running backs. "I want to talk to my coaches first," he said.
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July 24, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
"My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives. " Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in transmitting messages successfully thwarted Japanese code breakers in the Pacific during World War II, died July 17 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda of complications from a stroke, said his daughter, Colleen Anderson.
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July 1, 1990 | GEORGE WILLIS, NEWSDAY
You might say Joe Morris is a rookie again -- a rookie in spirit and anticipation. He is the possessor of a burning desire to prove to everyone that he still belongs among the National Football League's elite running backs. In less than a month, the New York Giants will open training camp at Farleigh Dickinson-Madison, and Morris, who missed all of last season with a broken right foot, faces the unfamiliar task of having to fight for a roster spot.
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June 3, 2008 | Dinah Lenney, Special to The Times
Assisted Loving True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad Bob Morris Harper: 288 pp., $24.95 -- Would YOU look at this book jacket? What was HarperCollins thinking? An old guy, with a comb-over and a gut, sitting on a chaise at the beach -- legs spread wide in his too-tight Burberry swim trunks -- skin like leather, gold chains at his neck and wrists, his mouth full of sandwich, this is supposed to be funny? Because, what, the real story isn't funny enough?
SPORTS
September 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Joe Morris, whose 1,516 rushing yards led the New York Giants' drive to the National Football League championship in 1986, and all-pro linebacker Andre Tippett of New England were lost for the season Monday, both victims of the league's new injured reserve rules. Morris, the Giants' all-time leading rusher with 5,296 yards, broke a foot in Saturday night's exhibition loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and was placed on injured reserve before the team got down to its final 47-man roster.
SPORTS
September 20, 1989 | ROY HASTY, Hartford Courant
Deficits do not seem to scare the New York Giants. And mistakes have not haunted them. The one frightening aspect of the Giants' 24-14 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday was the broken metatarsal bone suffered by left defensive end Eric Dorsey. It was an injury that could weaken the defense for the season. Dorsey is not expected to return after breaking the bone that connects to the little toe on his right foot. "I don't think he could even hope to be back for the regular season.
SPORTS
January 22, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
To understand the gift of Joe Morris on Super Bowl Sunday, you must go back to March, April, May and June. You must observe Morris, away from anything you might think glamorous, talking to himself in the corner of the New York Giants' weight room. You must hear Morris howling like a coyote to no one. It is in this room that Morris takes the weight of a bar and a world on his shoulders. Each excruciating leg squat of 555 pounds is delivered with a message and purpose.
SPORTS
November 9, 1985 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
This, of course, will forever remain the land of the Giants, but oh, one day in November . . . The New York Giants beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here last week and can thank two guys who have to stand tippy-toed on a stool to change a light bulb in their kitchens. What a great week to be five-foot-seven. It started Sunday in Giants Stadium when a stubby substitute high school teacher from New Jersey put down his ruler long enough to kick five field goals in the Giants' 22-20 win over Tampa Bay.
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December 15, 1985 | MICKEY SPAGNOLA, Dallas Times Herald
In a world laced with Giants, he is Jack clinging to his beanstalk. You may not have heard much about him or his doings this year, but that's not his fault. Chalk it up to a season consumed by that 308-pound, gap-toothed "Refrigerator" character in Chicago. This guy's name is Joe Morris, merely a "Freezer" at 5-7 and 195 pounds. But his season, his accomplishments and the records he has set running the ball for the New York Giants are not proportionate.
SPORTS
April 6, 1991
Mickey Shuler and Joe Morris, cut by NFL teams last year in training camp, filed a suit against the NFL that eventually could force teams to pay many players cut in training camp 10% of their annual salaries. The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in New York, asks for punitive damages of $5 million for Shuler, cut by the New York Jets in August, and Morris, released by the New York Giants before the season.
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October 23, 1991 | Associated Press
Miami Dolphin running back Sammie Smith, upset by profane fan reaction to his goal-line fumbles in successive games, says he may request a trade after the season. As Smith walked to the locker room after Sunday's loss to Houston, the crowd chanted. It drove him to tears. "Realizing my 4-year-old daughter had to listen to those types of things being said about her father brought the situation to a new low in my estimation.
SPORTS
April 6, 1991
Mickey Shuler and Joe Morris, cut by NFL teams last year in training camp, filed a suit against the NFL that eventually could force teams to pay many players cut in training camp 10% of their annual salaries. The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in New York, asks for punitive damages of $5 million for Shuler, cut by the New York Jets in August, and Morris, released by the New York Giants before the season.
SPORTS
April 2, 1991 | From Wire Service Reports
Linebacker Matt Millen of the San Francisco 49ers and safety Danny Copeland of the Kansas City Chiefs signed as Plan B free agents with the Washington Redskins. Millen, 32, played the past two seasons with the 49ers after nine years with the Raiders, who made him a second-round draft choice in 1980 out of Penn State. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Millen started all 16 games last season and finished with 62 tackles. He has recorded more than 100 tackles three times in his 11-year career.
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August 28, 1990 | GEORGE WILLIS, NEWSDAY
A source within the New York Giants organization said that running back Joe Morris will be among the 11 players the team will release today to reach the 60-man roster limit. "They're going to cut Joe Tuesday," said the source, who asked not to be identified. Although there was no official confirmation from the Giants, Bill Parcells indicated Sunday that he was close to making a decision about his running backs. "I want to talk to my coaches first," he said.
SPORTS
July 1, 1990 | GEORGE WILLIS, NEWSDAY
You might say Joe Morris is a rookie again -- a rookie in spirit and anticipation. He is the possessor of a burning desire to prove to everyone that he still belongs among the National Football League's elite running backs. In less than a month, the New York Giants will open training camp at Farleigh Dickinson-Madison, and Morris, who missed all of last season with a broken right foot, faces the unfamiliar task of having to fight for a roster spot.
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January 30, 1990 | From United Press International
Joe Alex Morris Sr., an internationally known journalist and author, died Jan. 16 at a hospital here after a long illness. He was 85 and had suffered a stroke in 1987 from which he never fully recovered. Morris had joined United Press, the predecessor of United Press International, in New York in 1929, served as New York and Washington news editor, and foreign editor from 1938 until he left to become foreign editor of the old New York Herald Tribune in 1944.
SPORTS
September 20, 1989 | ROY HASTY, Hartford Courant
Deficits do not seem to scare the New York Giants. And mistakes have not haunted them. The one frightening aspect of the Giants' 24-14 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday was the broken metatarsal bone suffered by left defensive end Eric Dorsey. It was an injury that could weaken the defense for the season. Dorsey is not expected to return after breaking the bone that connects to the little toe on his right foot. "I don't think he could even hope to be back for the regular season.
SPORTS
September 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Joe Morris, whose 1,516 rushing yards led the New York Giants' drive to the National Football League championship in 1986, and all-pro linebacker Andre Tippett of New England were lost for the season Monday, both victims of the league's new injured reserve rules. Morris, the Giants' all-time leading rusher with 5,296 yards, broke a foot in Saturday night's exhibition loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and was placed on injured reserve before the team got down to its final 47-man roster.
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