25-Year-Old Cornerback – Dallas Cowboys
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Claiborne battled injuries again in his second season, playing only 10 games and losing his starting spot to Orlando Scandrick. He's still just two years removed from being the sixth overall pick thou...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 11
Morris Claiborne Contract Information:
Signed by the Cowboys to a four-year deal worth $16.26 million in July of 2012.
Claiborne (knee) won't participate in next week's OTAs, Mickey Spagnola of DallasCowboys.com reports.
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Morris Claiborne: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The option would have been worth about $11 million, and given Claiborne's checkered injury and performance history, the team deemed that to be too steep. As a result, he'll be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The oft-injured Claiborne is expected to miss the beginning of training camp as he recovers from a patellar tendon injury, and the fact that the Cowboys used their first round pick on Byron Jones does cloud Claiborne's future with the team somewhat. Chances are the Cowboys will pick up the option though, in the hopes that Claiborne can finally stay healthy and begin to play up to his potential.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)While no diagnosis has been confirmed, owner Jerry Jones revealed that the team fears a torn ACL. If that turns out to be the case, it will finish a tumultuous season for Claiborne, who skipped a Tuesday practice after learning of his demotion from the starting lineup. He was only demoted to nickel corner, meaning he still had an important role in the defense, one that Sterling Moore is now positioned to fill.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Claiborne had an up-and-down rookie season, recording 55 tackles and one interception, but the sixth overall pick in 2012 showed plenty of potential and looks poised to take a big step forward. He may not put up IDP-worthy numbers, but he'll be a key part of the Cowboys' team defense.
The Cowboys traded up in the first round to nab Claiborne, the player they thought was the one difference-maker available at cornerback in this year's draft. He'll start opposite free agent Brandon Carr in Dallas' revamped secondary and has both the ball-hawking skills and willingness to get physical that make him a potential IDP star if he adapts to the NFL quickly.