Joe Morgan (American football)

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Joseph Morgan
No. 13 New Orleans Saints
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-23) March 23, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Canton, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Canton (OH) McKinley
College: Walsh
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 14
Receiving yards: 471
Receiving average: 33.6
Receiving TDs: 3
Stats at NFL.com

Joseph Morgan (born March 23, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football at Illinois and Walsh and was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 189 lb 4.40 s 1.56 s 2.55 s 4.25 s 6.91 s 36.5 in 10 ft 4 in 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Morgan was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints on July 27, 2011.[1] Little known at the beginning of training camp, he became a focus of attention after he scored touchdowns in consecutive preseason games,[2][3][4] and was considered a strong candidate to make the regular season roster until he suffered a knee injury.[5] He was placed on injured reserve on September 3, 2011.[6]

In 2012 Morgan made the roster as a backup receiver. During the first three games of the season, he had only one catch and little impact, but in the Saints' fourth game, at Green Bay, he caught an 80 yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees for his first NFL touchdown and the team's longest play of the season so far.[7] In the Saints' sixth game at Tampa Bay, he made another spectacular scoring play: after catching a long pass from Brees inside the 10 yard line, he evaded Mark Barron's tackle and managed to stay off the ground, regained his balance and flipped Eric Wright over his head as he stood up, and finally dashed into the end zone before taking a hard hit from Cody Grimm to score what a USA Today writer called "one of the great scoring efforts of the season".[8]

On August 7, 2013, the New Orleans Saints announced that Morgan suffered a torn meniscus and a partially torn ACL during training camp practice and will miss the entire 2013 season.[9] On August 27, 2013, the Saints placed Morgan on injured reserve. On October 26, 2014, head coach Sean Payton announced that Morgan was suspended, for reasons which were not given by him.[10] On December 9, 2014, Joe Morgan was waived by the New Orleans Saints.[11] Morgan rejoined the Saints on April 2, 2015.[12]

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