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Josh Morgan had other options.

He’s not sure how many; Morgan left a lot of the team-finding in free agency up to his agent.

But when his agent called to say Morgan had a shot with the New Orleans Saints, the veteran had been told all he needed to hear.

“Once he told me Drew Brees,” Morgan said, “then I wanted to be here.”

Morgan, a veteran of seven seasons in the NFL with San Francisco, Washington and Chicago, made the most of a tryout at the Saints’ rookie minicamp in mid-May and signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $870,000 the same day the minicamp ended.

There is undeniable opportunity in New Orleans. Despite how high the Saints coaching staff is on players like Nick Toon, Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones, the roster is still largely unproven behind Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks. Before Morgan signed, Saints receivers not named Colston or Cooks had a combined 36 career catches.

Morgan, who has caught more than 40 passes in a season three times in his career, adds instant veteran presence to the pile of players competing for roster spots and reps behind Colston and Cooks.

“We have some good depth and good competition at that position,” coach Sean Payton said.

Morgan, who turns 30 this week, believes he still has much more to offer than just experience.

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:26 AM   #2
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Re: Receiver Josh Morgan willing to do the dirty work in competition for Saints roster spot

Worst case is that he's on the phone squad and we can bring him in during the season if needed.
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Worst case is that he's on the phone squad and we can bring him in during the season if needed.
Good point. And I don't know if anyone here watched the 2009 Saints v Pats that was posted but that game was an excellent example of phone squad:

Chris McAllister
Mike McKenzie

I think both those dudes were couch surfing a week prior to that game.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Good point. And I don't know if anyone here watched the 2009 Saints v Pats that was posted but that game was an excellent example of phone squad:

Chris McAllister
Mike McKenzie

I think both those dudes were couch surfing a week prior to that game.
That can also be a strength, hard to find tendencies when there is no recent film. I remember McKenzie's pick that game, it almost seemed liked Brady forgot about him.
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Our young guns will get the roster spot unless he really shines with the pads on.
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Josh Morgan is a tough call IMO

2013 redskins and 2014 chicago? not real great places to show your wears.

nice to have a veteran in camp that did play with the 49ers before Kapa-Puck showed up.
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I can't seem to remember the dude, josh morgan, josh morgan josh morgan, joe morgan, ahah. alco joe. no no no------------.
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I am real high on J Morgan. He has similar physicals to Odell Beckam, with smaller hands I'm sure. But Morgan has all the tools and has displayed a full arsenal in spurts. Long balls, RAC plays, catches in traffic, etc...I think this will be his year.
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If he can catch the ball,run routes and block he's got my vote
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