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Johnnie Morton | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (44) / 10/7/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
College: USC

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Johnnie Morton was knocked out 38 seconds into the first round of his Mixed Martial Arts debut bout with Bernard Ackah on Saturday night.
Morton needed to be escorted away in a neck splint and taken to a hospital. To make matters worse, he was also suspended by the California State Athletic Commission after the fight for failing to produce a urine sample. Sun, Jun 3, 2007 09:41:00 AM

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Former 49er and Kansas City Chief Johnnie Morton has launched a career in mixed martial arts.

Morton, 35, retired after he was released by the Niners in February of 2006. Maybe we'll see him fighting Jarrod Bunch in the UFC someday.
Tue, May 22, 2007 01:12:00 AM

49ers released WR Johnnie Morton.

The former Chief is just about at the end of the line, but should still get a shot in someone's camp.
Thu, Feb 23, 2006 05:40:00 PM

Johnnie Morton (Achilles) was removed from the injury report after practicing Friday.

Morton has 20 catches for 260 yards - his worst numbers in a decade. He'll likely start against the Seahawks this week.
Sat, Dec 10, 2005 10:07:00 AM

Johnnie Morton had two catches for 19 yards against the Redskins.

Morton got the start with Arnaz Battle out of action. He's not a great option against the tough Tampa Bay defense next Sunday.
Sun, Oct 23, 2005 05:29:00 PM

Johnnie Morton caught three passes for 46 yards in week ten.

He started with Arnaz Battle injured, but has no fantasy value.
Mon, Oct 3, 2005 12:32:00 AM

Johnnie Morton was removed from the 49ers week two injury list.

The third receiver in San Francisco suffered a concussion in week one, but he'll be ready to play at Philadelphia.
Thu, Sep 15, 2005 09:39:00 PM

WR Johnnie Morton (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Morton said yesterday that he expects to play.
Tue, Sep 13, 2005 10:15:00 AM

Johnnie Morton left today's game with a concussion in the second quarter and did not return.

He's the team's third receiver. Fred Amey picked up snaps in his place.
Sun, Sep 11, 2005 11:09:00 PM

A natural split end, Johnnie Morton may challenge Brandon Lloyd for a starting job in San Francisco.

Arnaz Battle is currently in place as the starting flanker. While Morton would appear to have the experience necessary to start, it looks quite possible he'll open camp as the team's third receiver. Stay tuned.
Wed, Jun 29, 2005 12:29:00 PM

49ers signed WR Johnnie Morton to a two-year contract.

It's a wonderful chance to play for Morton. We see him as a starter playing opposite Brandon Lloyd. The 49ers offense should struggle, so don't expect Morton to beat his 767 yard, 3.5 TD average from the last two seasons. He's a borderline draft pick in deeper leagues.
Tue, Jun 21, 2005 07:37:00 PM

NFL Network reports there are three teams currently pursuing Johnnie Morton: the 49ers, Saints, and Bucs.

San Francisco would be Morton's best chance to start and make a big fantasy impact this season.
Mon, Jun 13, 2005 07:46:00 PM

The 49ers are one of three or four teams talking to free agent wideout Johnnie Morton.

Morton could potentially start in San Francisco and have a little fantasy value. Tennessee and New Orleans may be the other teams speaking to him.
Wed, Jun 8, 2005 10:05:00 AM

Chiefs released Johnnie Morton.

Morton was quite productive in his three seasons in Kansas City, but his foul attitude and big salary were a bad combination. It's huge news for Samie Parker, who will get a fair chance to start this season now. Look for the Saints to make a run at Morton. Of all the available veteran wideouts, Morton is probably the most attractive.
Thu, Jun 2, 2005 04:57:00 PM

ESPN's John Clayton reports Johnnie Morton will be released Thursday, as expected.

Why wait the extra day? This is June first. We want some cuts!
Wed, Jun 1, 2005 07:16:00 PM

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