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Saints Sign Wide Receiver Josh Morgan

The Saints have signed the veteran wideout to add depth to the receiving corps.

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The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran journeyman wide receiver Josh Morgan, to bolster their receiving corps.  The seven-year NFL veteran has played for three NFL franchises since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.  The 29 year-old Morgan started his career with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-2011, then signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins from 2012-2013, he most recently played for the Chicago Bears in 2014.

Here is a look at Morgan's career stats:

Morgan Stats

Morgan will not be expected to push for a starting role for the Saints, but he can help the team in an offseason where the development of young wideouts Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones are crucial.  Whether Morgan makes any impact for the Saints or just proves to be a veteran camp body remains to be seen, but this moves falls in line with Sean Payton's track record of bringing in veteran wideouts in the offseason to see if there's anything left in the tank.

It's not a flashy move, but it's always wise to give Drew Brees more targets in training camp.