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Derrick Morgan | Linebacker | #91

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 261
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / TEN
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Titans placed OLB Derrick Morgan (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.
He has a torn labrum in the shoulder. The Titans' pass defense has collapsed in the absence of Morgan and top CB Jason McCourty (groin surgery), getting pasted by Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, and Ryan Fitzpatrick in consecutive weeks. Morgan was having a solid year before going down, amassing 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Tennessee's initial ten games. Replacement David Bass has been ineffective. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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Titans declared OLB Derrick Morgan, RB Dexter McCluster, CB Cody Riggs, T/G Jamon Meredith, WR Andrew Turzilli, DE Ropati Pitoitua, and DL Mike Martin inactive for Week 13 against the Jaguars.

Morgan hurt his shoulder a couple weeks back and may need surgery. McCluster has been sidelined with a knee injury. Martin also has a knee issue.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Titans OLB Derrick Morgan may need shoulder surgery after the season.

He only played 17 snaps in Week 11 and missed last week. Morgan is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Jaguars. Morgan has received above-average pass-rush marks from Pro Football Focus, managing 30 combined sacks, hits, and hurries. He signed a $27-million deal back in March.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Titans re-signed DE/OLB Derrick Morgan to a four-year, $27 million contract with $10.5 million guaranteed.

Tennessee was expected to pursue an edge rusher in the draft, but that won't be necessary with Morgan and Brian Orakpo in the fold. Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Atlanta were also in the hunt for Morgan. Morgan's 6.5 sacks last season tied a career high. He also played stout run defense. Having just turned 26 years old, Morgan was smartly made a priority to re-sign by the Titans. Tennessee now has some intriguing pieces in the front seven, with Jurell Casey on the line, Orakpo and Morgan off the edge, and promising sophomore Avery Williamson at inside linebacker.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Free agent DE Derrick Morgan left Atlanta without a contract.

He has a 6pm ET flight to Tampa Bay. If the Falcons want Morgan, they're going to have to up their contract offer within the next few hours. If Morgan makes it to the Bucs' facility, there's a good chance he will never leave.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 04:45:00 PM

The Cowboys are reportedly "trying to get in" to the bidding on free agent DE Derrick Morgan.

Morgan is currently visiting the Falcons and is scheduled to meet with the Buccaneers next, so this appears to have become a three-way competition. 26-year-old Morgan is one of the top free agent pass rushers left unsigned.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Derrick Morgan will visit the Buccaneers if he leaves his Falcons meeting without a contract.

The pass rush-desperate Falcons would be smart to not let Morgan leave. Their NFC South rivals are similarly needy and could easily lock down Morgan with plenty of salary cap space. Morgan just turned 26 in January and is one of the NFL's most efficient pass rushers, even if he isn't a huge sack guy.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 08:37:00 PM

Free agent edge rusher Derrick Morgan is visiting the Falcons.

Morgan has also been linked to the Bucs. The Falcons need edge help as much as any team in the league, and may not let Morgan get away without a deal.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 05:34:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports the Bucs are "involved with" free agent DE Derrick Morgan.

It's the first team connected to Morgan. The 26-year-old has experience in both the 4-3 and 3-4, but projects as a better fit for a 4-3 team like Tampa. The Bucs are in need of pass rushers after Michael Johnson flopped as a 2014 free-agent signing. Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers are free agents.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 12:47:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports the Titans are "still hoping" to re-sign free agent OLB Derrick Morgan.

Only 26-years-old, Morgan adjusted well his first season as a 3-4 outside linebacker, recording seven sacks and improving as the season progressed. That late-season improvement points to another step forward in 2015 and is just one of the many reasons the Titans should lock up Morgan to a long-term deal. Morgan can begin negotiating with other teams today.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 11:44:00 AM

The Titans have reportedly made re-signing free agent OLB Derrick Morgan a "priority."

It would be a rare smart move by the Titans, who need to keep their good young players. (They don't have many.) Morgan isn't a difference-making pass rusher, but he's a good one, and plays solid run defense. He also just turned 26 years old. 2015 would be Morgan's second year in the Titans' 3-4 scheme.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 02:22:00 PM

TitanInsider's Terry McCormick expects free agent edge rusher Derrick Morgan to test the open market.

McCormick doesn't see Morgan as an ideal fit in the Titans' 3-4 defense, even though he had a successful season in the system this past year, racking up 63 tackles and 6.5 sacks while grading out as PFF's 8th-ranked 3-4 outside 'backer. Prior to 2014, Morgan had been a hand-in-the-dirt base 4-3 end in college and the NFL. He has scheme-versatility, but look for 4-3 teams to come after Morgan.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 02:01:00 PM

The Titans hope to re-sign OLB Derrick Morgan, who is headed to the open market.

The Titans' 2010 first-rounder, Morgan started all 16 games this season, racking up 63 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 3-4 outside linebacker. That's despite the fact that he spent the first four years of his career at defensive end in Tennessee's old 4-3 defense. That scheme versatility will give Morgan extra value if he indeed reaches free agency.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Titans OLB Derrick Morgan has been "standing out on a regular basis" in camp.

A defensive end his first four seasons, Morgan hasn't had any issues at LEO in Ray Horton's 3-4. He is expected to play end in sub packages. Horton was the most blitz-heavy coordinator in the league last season, so Morgan's sack total should improve on last year's 6.0. Entering a contract year, Morgan could attract interest as a scheme-versatile edge player next offseason.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Titans DC Ray Horton said Derrick Morgan has made a "smooth transition" to outside linebacker.

Morgan has been strictly a 4-3 end his first four seasons, but will be mostly a rush linebacker in Horton's scheme. At 6'3/260, he's going to be a liability when asked to drop in coverage. Morgan should see time on the defensive line in nickel packages. His move to linebacker remains a concern despite Horton's comments. Entering a contract year, 2014 could be Morgan's last season with the Titans.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 07:38:00 PM

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