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Saints Roster Countdown 2014: #13 Joseph Morgan

The Saints have until tomorrow afternoon to pare the roster down to 75 players, and until Saturday to make the difficult cuts down to 53 active players. Meanwhile, we continue counting down the days until the Saints kick off the regular season, by taking a brief look at the guys who are still with the team. Today we check out #13 (WR) Joe Morgan.

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The Saints have already begun whittling down their roster, but there are still dozens of players to be released between now and Saturday.  As of tomorrow afternoon, NFL rosters must be pared down to a maximum of 75 players, which means several players who played this weekend will never again take the field in black and gold.  By Saturday, the roster must be pared down to 53 active players.  As of Sunday, NFL teams may declare a 10-man practice squad, up from the 8 players they were allowed previously.

As we count down the last 50 days until the New Orleans Saints begin their regular season in Atlanta, on September 7th, we're getting to know a little bit about those players who have signed on to bring home another Lombardi trophy.

Today, we take a brief look at wide receiver Joe Morgan!

So, with no more ado:

13 DAYS UNTIL ATLANTA!!!


#13 WR Joe Morgan (4th Year)

Joseph Morgan was a little-known figure when the New Orleans Saints picked him up as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011.  However, he garnered much attention in the preseason, as he scored touchdowns in consecutive games.  He was largely expected to make the final roster, until his rookie season was cut short with a knee injury before he could play a single game in the regular season.

Morgan made the roster as a backup receiver for the 2012 season, and had several outstanding plays.  In 2013, however, he suffered a torn meniscus and partially torn ACL during training camp practice, and again landed on injured reserve for the season.

This preseason, Morgan has been a fan favorite, taking extra time after training camp practices to sign every autograph, and showing flashes of brilliance in both training camp and preseason games.  In the second 2014 preseason game, Morgan caught three of his four targets, for 108 yards, reminding everyone of his status as a burner deep threat with big-play potential.  He has widely been considered as battling Nick Toon and Robert Meachem for a roster spot, behind Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, and rookie Brandin Cooks.

Contract:
1 yr(s) / $495,000.