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papz 08-01-2012 06:37 AM

Saints Morgan knows Canton well
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METAIRIE — When Joe Morgan isn’t thinking about making the New Orleans Saints’ regular-season roster, which is most of the time, he might allow himself to think about the team’s preseason opener Sunday night.

Then again, the game is all part of the process for Morgan, a second-year wide receiver.

A native of Canton, Ohio, Morgan returns home this weekend when the Saints play the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game in Fawcett Stadium, which is adjacent to his alma mater — McKinley High School.

Morgan, whose attempt to make the Saints’ roster a year ago ended when he had to have arthroscopic knee surgery after the second preseason game, will try to make an impression on the coaches on the same field he played his little league, middle school, high school and college ball on.

“It’s going to be awesome,” said Morgan, a wide receiver who finished at Walsh College in Canton after two years at Illinois.

“It’s going to be big. It feels good to go back to your home stadium, especially because I played every level of football there.”

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QBREES9 08-01-2012 10:33 AM

Good Luck Joe ! Work hard and it will happen.

SmashMouth 08-01-2012 10:53 AM

Ohh.... I see... he had bought tickets ... well.. best of luck to him!

Rugby Saint II 08-01-2012 06:04 PM

There's something to be said for comfort levels.

papz 08-01-2012 06:45 PM

New Orleans Saints coaches like talent pool for backup safety roles

Traditionally, NFL rosters include an unheralded safety who makes the roster by dint of hustle, a play here or there, and special teams. But because that's been the case in New Orleans, the Saints may break with tradition.

Last year saw the training camp and preseason emergence of Isa Abdul-Quddus, an undrafted free agent from Fordham who impressed the staff with his special teams acumen and wound up appearing in every game the Saints played with one start. Despite a rookie campaign that showed genuine promise, as evidenced by his forced fumble and two passes defended, Abdul-Quddus said his motto for his second season is Wall Street's fine print writ large: past performance is no guarantee of future results.

"I feel like I'm a rookie again," he said. "I just want to work hard. They can take my spot just as easily as I can make the team. If they're not pushing me, we're not getting better."

Similar attention to effort has been seen by all five players vying for what will likely be a pair of backup safety roles. Special teams coordinator Greg McMahon said it is possible the Saints will keep a fifth safety if a player proves indispensable on special teams, but odds are there will only be two players behind entrenched starters Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper.

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Rugby Saint II 08-02-2012 10:40 AM

Good. Maybe he won't be late.

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