The Washington Times - September 9, 2012, 01:06PM

NEW ORLEANS | Everyone said it didn’t matter, and if Roy Helu Jr. or Evan Royster wind up shouldering the load for much of the afternoon, it won’t. But rookie sixth-round pick Alfred Morris is starting at running back for the Washington Redskins in the season opener at the New Orleans Saints.

Morris impressed during the preseason while Helu, Royster and Tim Hightower dealt with injuries. He rushed 39 times for 195 yards and a touchdown.

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Earlier in the week, Morris insisted he didn’t care whether he was starting.

It really doesn’t matter to me. As long as I get to play the game,” Morris said. “I’m doing something I love to do every day, so it doesn’t bother me.”

It remains to be seen how the carries are divvied up between the backs.