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Derrick Morgan | Linebacker

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 261
College: Georgia Tech
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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. Mar 13 - 8:32 AM

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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.
Mar 11 - 4:45 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.
Mar 11 - 1:26 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.
Mar 10 - 8:37 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.
Mar 10 - 5:34 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.
Mar 9 - 12:47 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.
Mar 7 - 11:44 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.
Feb 20 - 2:22 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.
Feb 11 - 2:01 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.
Jan 22 - 10:17 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

Derrick Morgan confirms he's been working as an outside linebacker in DC Ray Horton's new 3-4 defense.

A base 4-3 defensive end ever since high school, Morgan has never played in a 3-4. "Now that I have been in the defense a couple of months, I love it. It may be a blessing," Morgan said. "I never thought I would drop in coverage, but now that I am doing it, it is becoming more natural." Morgan is down to 260 pounds after playing near 270 last season. He'll likely play with his hand in the dirt on obvious passing downs. We also can't rule out a trade.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:39:00 AM

The Nashville Tennessean expects Derrick Morgan to play outside linebacker in DC Ray Horton's 3-4 defense.

Morgan has never played outside linebacker; he's been a 4-3 base defensive end dating all the way back to his college days at Georgia Tech. Edge rushers are edge rushers in today's game, so it might not be as big of a deal as it seems on paper. But with Kamerion Wimbley, Shaun Phillips, and Akeem Ayers also in the mix at outside 'backer, it's going to be a big training camp for Morgan. We wouldn't be completely shocked if Morgan was traded during the draft.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt singled out LE Derrick Morgan as a player that impressed him after reviewing tape from last season.

Morgan, the 16th overall pick in 2010 and "offseason star" of 2013 camp, registered 34 tackles and six sacks in 14 starts. Pro Football Focus graded him as a top-six pass rusher among 4-3 ends. The Titans are expected to transition to more 3-4 under new DC Ray Horton, though they'll likely be "multiple." Most draft analysts in 2010 didn't like Morgan's potential fit in a 3-4. Others thought he possessed enough pass-rush skills for it. Morgan is 6-foot-3, 278.
Sun, Feb 16, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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