Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:34pm
The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that receiver Joseph Morgan was placed on the reserve/suspended list and replaced by tight on Tom Crabtree on the 53-man roster. Coach Sean Payton declined to elaborate on the reason, and none has been revealed yet.
It appears as though it may have been a team suspension and not a league suspension, though that has not been confirmed. The move did not appear on the NFL’s transaction wire as of Tuesday.
Morgan, 26, has not played in a game since Week 1 (he’s been inactive five times this season). But when asked why during the course of the season, Morgan always insisted that there wasn’t any disciplinary reason for it. As Morgan has said, the Saints typically only use four receivers on game days, and the Saints had him below Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills and Robert Meachem in the pecking order.
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm
This is especially good news for rookie WR Brandin Cooks, who could get increased time as the team's WR2. Joseph Morgan and Nick Toon could also contribute at that spot though. Cooks is probably still a wait and see candidate for fantasy lineups to observe how the Saints use him. Most week Cooks will have boom-bust potential given the other targets in the Saints offense.
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:46pm
Saints Coach Sean Payton said after Thursday's practice he feels Joseph Morgan could be the team's No. 3 receiver and the deep threat in the passing game in 2013. So Morgan's spot on the roster, regardless of the DWI arrest, seems pretty secure.
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:13pm
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:32pm
Saints WR Joseph Morgan (chest, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 8. This leaves Devery Henderson as the team's primary deep threat. Don't be surprised if he gets behind the defense once or twice on Sunday.
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:20pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:21pm
Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:42pm
Saints WR Devery Henderson (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Look for Joseph Morgan to step in as the Saints' WR3, which means he will be the 5th option in the passing game (including Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles).
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:17pm
Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010, returned after sitting out Houston’s victory in the preseason opener Monday night against the New York Jets because of a sore hamstring.
Tate, a second-round pick in 2010, was seeing his first game action since breaking his ankle in the first preseason game last year. He had a 4-yard TD run and gained 43 yards on another run in the second quarter.
Foster showed why he's the number one back on the board, and also showed that his hamstring is not an issue. Tate's impressive showing could put him on the radar as Foster's handcuff, and Ingram's touchdown offers proof as to why he's considered a nice value pick heading into the season.