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Derrick Morgan | Defensive Lineman

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 271
College: Georgia Tech
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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. Feb 16 - 11:06 AM

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The Nashville Tennessean considers LE Derrick Morgan the "offseason star" of the Titans' defensive line.

Per reporter John Glennon, Morgan "did nothing to slow the momentum he gained last season." That's despite the fact that Morgan was recovering from a knee scope. A 16-game starter in 2012, Morgan notched career highs in tackles (59) and sacks (6.5) while tallying his first forced fumble. He graded out as the No. 3 4-3 end in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Still only 24, Morgan is one of the keys for a defense trying to rebound from allowing a franchise-record 471 points.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Titans LE Derrick Morgan recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, but should be ready for training camp.

It's the third known knee surgery of Morgan's four-year NFL career. Morgan is participating in OTAs, but it's unclear to what degree. Morgan is coming off a strong 2012, where he registered 6.5 sacks and graded out as the No. 4 4-3 defensive end in Pro Football Focus' ratings. The No. 16 pick of the 2010 draft, Morgan was limited to four games as a rookie by a torn ACL, but has missed just one contest over the past two seasons.
Tue, May 28, 2013 08:27:00 PM

Titans LE Derrick Morgan continues to split first-team reps with Pannel Egboh.

It's a bad sign that Morgan, the No. 18 overall pick in 2010, can't separate from a guy who has spent the last three seasons on practice squads. Egboh started the Titans' preseason opener last week. It's possible that Morgan will end up as a pass-rushing specialist while the bigger Egboh gets the early-down reps.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 07:58:00 AM

Titans 2010 first-round pick Derrick Morgan has been working with the second-team defense at training camp.

He's practicing behind annual practice squad-type Pannel Egboh. Morgan has reportedly been assured by defensive coordinator Jerry Gray that he's "still the starter" at left end. Morgan was the 16th overall draft pick three Aprils ago.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 12:03:00 PM

The Tennessean confirms that Derrick Morgan is expected to start at left defensive end this season.

Morgan played last season at less than 100 percent after sustaining an ACL tear in 2010. Now nearing full health, he'll bookend free-agent addition Kamerion Wimbley. There's some sleeper appeal here in deeper IDP formats.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Titans LE Derrick Morgan is no longer wearing a knee brace.

Morgan tore his ACL during Week 4 of the 2010 season and managed just 2.5 sacks while wearing the brace in 2011. He says he was only 75-80 percent. Now the former first-round pick says he's at 100 percent and feeling no pain. The Titans believe Morgan has turned the corner.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray expects the addition of RE Kamerion Wimbley to help spur LE Derrick Morgan's production.

"Wimbley, your job is to get Morgan to get that double-team off you, to get that chip off you, because if you don’t they’ll chip you the whole year," Gray said. Coming off a torn ACL in 2011, Morgan managed just 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 15 appearances (10 starts). He should regain explosion a full year removed.
Sun, May 20, 2012 05:27:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Munchak says the team expects "big things" out of DE Derrick Morgan in 2012.

The 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Morgan managed 2.5 sacks and 30 tackles in 15 appearances (10 starts) last season. "I think he has that potential, yes," Munchak said. "We are excited about him. I feel like last year he was our fifth rookie starter. I think he has a year behind him with his injury, and we are expecting big things out of him." The injury Munchak referred to was Morgan's rookie-season ACL tear. He'll be a full year removed in 2012.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Titans GM Ruston Webster plans to focus on the defensive front seven and upgrading the rushing attack this offseason.

The team has a few building blocks up front in DT Jurrell Casey, pass rusher Karl Klug, and 2010 first-rounder Derrick Morgan, but Jason Jones, Dave Ball, William Hayes, and Barrett Ruud are all free agents. At $35 million under the cap, the Titans are in "pretty good shape," and Webster believes there's a strong crop of free agents. The running game upgrades will likely come on the interior of the offensive line.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 01:46:00 PM

Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray is open to the possibility of moving either Derrick Morgan or Jason Jones to right end this season.

Morgan replaced Jones as the team’s starting left end last Sunday and appears to be in line for more work as he becomes more acclimated with the defense. With current starter Dave Ball on a one-year contract, it would be in Tennessee's best interest to try and get both Morgan and Jones on the field as much as possible, as both were heavily invested in as high-round draft picks.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 06:36:00 PM

Titans RE Derrick Morgan (knee) is targeting Week 2 for his return.

Morgan said he felt "instant relief" after a scope on his left knee last week. Apparently, a dislodged stitch stemming from the ACL repair was causing problems. The Titans do not plan to add defensive help off the street.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:28:00 AM

Titans DE Derrick Morgan underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

It's to the same knee that was surgically repaired last season. The hope is that the scope will prevent further issues from popping up. Coach Mike Munchak confirmed that Morgan has no structural damage in the knee. He's out at least a few weeks.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 03:28:00 PM

Titans RE Derrick Morgan has had a setback with his surgically repaired left knee, and is now considered doubtful for Week 1.

Coach Mike Munchak gave no timetable for return, and revealed Monday that last year's first-round pick is visiting Dr. James Andrews. Andrews performed Morgan's ACL reconstruction late last season. Morgan was showing promise prior to the setback with four tackles and a sack in two preseason appearances.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 03:16:00 PM

Titans DE Derrick Morgan (torn ACL) suggested Friday that he's gained clearance for all football related activities.

To be precise, Morgan tweeted that Dr. James Andrews gave him permission to "ball out." Less than 10 months removed from surgery, Morgan is a candidate to start the season slow. He'll compete for snaps at right defensive end in camp.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 01:44:00 PM

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