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Josh Morgan | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (174) / SF
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Free agent WR Josh Morgan was charged with reckless use of a firearm after accidentally shooting himself in Virginia on January 31.
That's a misdemeanor offense. Morgan claims he was cleaning the gun when he shot himself. He was hospitalized but none of his injuries were life-threatening. Morgan will appear in court next month. He went to training camp with the Saints last summer but was among the team's final cuts. Feb 10 - 6:42 PM
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Saints released WR Josh Morgan,

Morgan showed well in pad-less practices, but faded once camp began. Now 30, his phone isn't going to be ringing off the hook.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Saints WR Josh Morgan rivaled Ben Watson for the most total catches during spring practices.

Take that with a grain of salt, as receivers always shine in the padless, non-contact practices. But Morgan has put himself in the mix behind Marques Colston. After catching just 30 total passes the previous two seasons with the Redskins and Bears, veteran Morgan has a chance to carve out a role in New Orleans thanks to his blocking prowess and short-to-intermediate catching ability.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Saints signed WR Josh Morgan, formerly of the Bears.

A journeyman wide receiver who turns 30 in June, Morgan has spent time with the Redskins, Bears, and 49ers across a seven-year career. He has 209 career catches for 2,558 yards (12.2 YPR) and 12 touchdowns. In New Orleans, Morgan will compete for playing time with Brandon Coleman, Nick Toon, Seantavius Jones, and others behind Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston.
Sun, May 17, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin) is listed as probable for Week 3.

Morgan will return after missing last week's game. He'll be the No. 4 receiver behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, and Santonio Holmes.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:31:00 PM

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin) is inactive for Week 2.

Listed as doubtful, Morgan was never expected to play. A combination of Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams will replace him in four-wide sets. Also inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, LG Matt Slauson, LB Khaseem Greene, DE Cornelius Washington, OT Charles Leno, and DE David Bass.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin) is listed as doubtful for Week 2.

If either Brandon Marshall (questionable, ankle) or Alshon Jeffery (questionable, hamstring) can't play against San Francisco on Sunday night, Santonio Holmes would be thrust into the starting lineup. Morgan isn't going to play.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Josh Morgan (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Morgan played in three-wide sets with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) missing time last week. He should be considered day to day.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Josh Morgan caught 3-of-5 targets for 48 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night in Seattle.

Morgan worked as the Bears' No. 3 receiver, ahead of Santonio Holmes, although that could be a temporary assignment for the ex-Redskin and 49er. Holmes should eventually prove the more dynamic option in three-wideout sets.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:36:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Bears coach Marc Trestman called Josh Morgan the "next man up" at No. 3 receiver.

The Bears released theoretical No. 3 man Eric Weems on Saturday. Technically speaking, Morgan is the next man up, but new addition Santonio Holmes should get every chance to beat him out. Even were Morgan to hold off his more-accomplished teammate, he'd have no fantasy value as the Bears' No. 3.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Bears WR Josh Morgan will have his April assault charge expunged from his record if he completes 32 hours of community service.

Morgan must complete the service within the next four months. Morgan allegedly assaulted a valet after he "looked in the direction" of Morgan's girlfriend. Coming off a thoroughly underwhelming 2013 in Washington, Morgan will fight for No. 4 duties in camp. He'll primarily block if he cracks the 53-man roster.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 08:12:00 AM

Bears WR Josh Morgan was arrested on a simple assault charge after allegedly punching a nightclub parking valet in the mouth after the valet "looked in the direction" of Morgan's girlfriend.

Morgan was booked into a police precinct and released with a citation. The club bouncer allegedly allowed Morgan into the establishment after the assault, and Morgan denies a punch was ever thrown. "I didn't touch him," Morgan claimed, per NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini. "I didn't do anything. This is crazy. I'm not worried about nothing." The Bears signed Morgan last Monday.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Bears signed WR Josh Morgan to a one-year contract.

Morgan, 29 in June, finished 2013 in Washington with 20 catches for 217 yards and no touchdowns. He's been in steady decline since flashing early-career promise in San Francisco. A plus blocker but simply not a big-time receiving threat, Morgan will put heat on Marquess Wilson for Chicago's No. 3 wideout role. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are obviously entrenched as starters.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 04:12:00 PM

ESPN 980 Washington D.C. reports the Panthers and 49ers are among six teams interested in free agent WR Josh Morgan.

The Panthers are being connected to every free-agent receiver at the moment. They badly need help with Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt currently atop the depth chart. Morgan is a solid blocker on the outside but hasn't been a productive receiver since 2009-2010 with the Niners. Morgan turns 29 in June.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Free agent Josh Morgan said he has no idea why he was a barely used during the 2013 season.

Morgan was healthy all year, but lost his starting job to Leonard Hankerson, was a healthy scratch twice and finished with a 20/214/0 line on a total of 391 snaps. He battled with coach Mike Shanahan in the press often. "You try to say what's up, you try to go to him as a man and talk to him and really get an understanding of what's going on," Morgan said. "But at the end of the day, you're not gonna [urinate] on me and tell me it's raining." A better blocker than playmaker, Morgan will likely be looking at minimum kinds of one-year deals in free agency.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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