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Joe Morgan | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Walsh
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Saints declared WR Joe Morgan, WR Nick Toon, FB Erik Lorig, LB Ramon Humber, LB Kyle Knox, DB Patrick Robinson and NT Brandon Deaderick inactive for Week 7 against the Lions.
Morgan and Toon both appear to be healthy scratches. Kenny Stills should serve as the No. 3 receiver. Robinson (thigh) was expected to play. Corey White will continue to start opposite Keenan Lewis. Oct 19 - 11:39 AM

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Saints WR Joe Morgan is inactive for Sunday night's Week 4 game against the Cowboys.

Morgan is a healthy scratch for the third straight week. The rest of the Saints inactives are RB Mark Ingram, CB Patrick Robinson, S Marcus Ball, FB Erik Lorig, ILB David Hawthorne, and DT John Jenkins.
Sep 28 - 7:05 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Morgan returned to practice Friday and is expected to play this week. He should see playing time in four-wide sets.
Sep 20 - 8:34 PM

Joe Morgan was targeted three times in the Saints' Week 1 loss to Atlanta, but did not record a catch.

Morgan earned the start, but was mostly used on clear-out routes. Brees did target him deep twice, but Morgan could not come down with either. Morgan would likely get another start if Kenny Stills (quad) is unable to go again next week. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 7 - 5:35 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan is listed as the starter in place of Kenny Stills (quad) for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Falcons.

A speedster that can take the top off any defense, Morgan is a better fit than Brandin Cooks for the clear-out role normally occupied by Stills. The role may allow Morgan to explode for a big play, but he will not see enough targets to be fantasy worthy this week. Cooks remains an interesting play with Stills out.
Sep 7 - 12:42 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan caught three balls for 108 yards in Friday night's preseason game against the Titans.

He was targeted four times. A burner deep threat, clear-out type, Morgan is on the roster bubble and needed to remind New Orleans' coaching staff of his big-play potential. He accomplished that feat on Friday night. Morgan is behind Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, and Nick Toon at wideout. It's possible he's battling Robert Meachem for one roster spot.
Aug 15 - 11:52 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan (ACL) is "a go" for training camp.

The word comes straight from coach Sean Payton. Morgan went down last August. He'll compete for a role as a situational deep threat in the Saints' crowded receiver corps.
Jul 24 - 6:30 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan (ACL) is on track for the start of training camp.

10 months removed from surgery, Morgan has been limited at OTAs. He was non-tendered by the Saints earlier this offseason before being re-signed for the minimum. He will compete for one of the final receiver spots. Morgan showed deep threat potential prior to his injury, but must prove he's healthy to avoid getting cut.
Jun 5 - 3:46 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) is limited in OTAs.

Morgan was given a one-year timetable after tearing his ACL last August. Re-signed to a minimum deal in March, he'll fight for one of the Saints' final receiver spots. Morgan came on as an intriguing deep threat in 2012, but has always struggled with injury.
May 29 - 1:40 PM

Saints re-signed WR Joe Morgan to a one-year contract.

Morgan was a restricted free agent, but the Saints gambled they could sign him for less than the "low" tender of $1.431 million, letting him hit the open market. Morgan visited the Chiefs, but otherwise failed to generate interest as he recovers from a torn ACL. Going on 26, Morgan has serious separation skills, but has struggled to stay healthy. Seven months removed from his injury, Morgan is expected to be ready for training camp.
Mar 18 - 6:11 PM

Free agent WR Joe Morgan is visiting the Chiefs.

The Saints surprisingly failed to tender Morgan as a restricted free agent, and it's hard to imagine them re-signing him now after ponying up $9 million a year to Jairus Byrd. New Orleans was already in very tough salary cap condition. Morgan is a 26-year-old vertical stretcher with 4.38/4.40 wheels.
Mar 11 - 10:18 PM

Saints declined to tender offers to restricted free agents WR Joe Morgan and FB Joe Morgan, making them unrestricted free agents.

However, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the team would like to re-sign both players. Tendering them would have required at least a $1.431 million commitment. Recovering from a torn ACL, Morgan is a serious deep threat, but injuries have limited him to 14 games in three years.
Mar 10 - 5:28 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports it's "no guarantee" the Saints will tender restricted free agent Joe Morgan.

Reporter Larry Holder believes the Saints would like to re-sign Morgan for less than the "low" tender of $1.39 million. An emerging deep threat in 2012, Morgan missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL. Morgan has rare speed, but injuries have limited him to 14 games in three years.
Feb 25 - 5:28 PM

Saints WR Joe Morgan was given a one-year rehab timetable following his August knee injury.

Morgan sustained a partial tear of his ACL and a torn meniscus during the Saints' Black & Gold scrimmage. The restricted free agent is rehabbing with the intention of battling for the No. 3 wideout and situational deep threat role in 2014 training camp. Morgan had substantial upside as an outside speed demon prior to his injury, but he's appeared in just 14 games through three NFL seasons thanks to two separate knee injuries. The Saints will be anxious to see if he still has the juice.
Jan 29 - 8:39 AM

Saints placed WR Joe Morgan (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The speedy Morgan was slated to be the Saints' clear-cut No. 3 receiver this season. Instead, he'll spend the year rehabbing from a partially torn ACL and torn meniscus sustained during an intrasquad scrimmage earlier this month. Morgan's injury has turned Kenny Stills into a deep re-draft sleeper and must-own in Dynasty formats.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
4Tom Crabtree
K1Shayne Graham