Josh Morgan WR CHI 11 Days
Working as the No. 3 wide receiver, Morgan caught three passes for 48 yards on five targets in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.
Meanwhile, Santonio Holmes caught one pass for seven yards on two targets, with both of those looks coming from backup quarterback Jordan Palmer. Morgan remains the clear favorite to open the season as the No. 3 wide receiver, a role that probably won't come with many targets in the Bears' loaded offense.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 15 Days
Coach Marc Trestman said Morgan ranks as the top option to open the season as the Bears' No. 3 receiver, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Morgan's standing on the depth chart was thought to be in some question after the Bears inked Santonio Holmes over the weekend, but he'll maintain a momentary hold on the third receiver gig, largely by virtue of Holmes' limited practice time. Last season's No. 3 receiver, Earl Bennett, rarely saw much involvement in the passing game with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery soaking up the targets, so Morgan may need an injury to one of those two players to attain more fantasy relevance.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 18 Days
Morgan caught all three of his target and gained 41 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.
Morgan looks well on his way to securing the No. 3 receiver role for the Bears to begin the season, as leading candidate Marquess Wilson will likely miss the first few weeks due to a broken collarbone. Because of the volume of targets Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte collect in the receiving game, Morgan doesn't figure to see many looks unless somebody in that quartet suffers an injury.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 2 Months1 Comment
Bears WR Josh Morgan will have his April assault charge expunged from his record if he completes 32 hours of community service.
Morgan must complete the service within the next four months. Morgan allegedly assaulted a valet after he "looked in the direction" of Morgan's girlfriend. Coming off a thoroughly underwhelming 2013 in Washington, Morgan will fight for No. 4 duties in camp. He'll primarily block if he cracks the 53-man roster.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 4 Months
Bears WR Josh Morgan was arrested on a simple assault charge after allegedly punching a nightclub parking valet in the mouth after the valet "looked in the direction" of Morgan's girlfriend.
Morgan was booked into a police precinct and released with a citation. The club bouncer allegedly allowed Morgan into the establishment after the assault, and Morgan denies a punch was ever thrown. "I didn't touch him," Morgan claimed, per NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini. "I didn't do anything. This is crazy. I'm not worried about nothing." The Bears signed Morgan last Monday.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 4 Months
Bears signed WR Josh Morgan to a one-year contract.
Morgan, 29 in June, finished 2013 in Washington with 20 catches for 217 yards and no touchdowns. He's been in steady decline since flashing early-career promise in San Francisco. A plus blocker but simply not a big-time receiving threat, Morgan will put heat on Marquess Wilson for Chicago's No. 3 wideout role. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are obviously entrenched as starters.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 6 Months
ESPN 980 Washington D.C. reports the Panthers and 49ers are among six teams interested in free agent WR Josh Morgan.
The Panthers are being connected to every free-agent receiver at the moment. They badly need help with Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt currently atop the depth chart. Morgan is a solid blocker on the outside but hasn't been a protective receiver since 2009-2010 with the Niners. Morgan turns 29 in June.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 7 Months
Free agent Josh Morgan said he has no idea why he was a barely used during the 2013 season.
Morgan was healthy all year, but lost his starting job to Leonard Hankerson, was a healthy scratch twice and finished with a 20/214/0 line on a total of 391 snaps. He battled with coach Mike Shanahan in the press often. "You try to say what's up, you try to go to him as a man and talk to him and really get an understanding of what's going on," Morgan said. "But at the end of the day, you're not gonna [urinate] on me and tell me it's raining." A better blocker than playmaker, Morgan will likely be looking at minimum kinds of one-year deals in free agency.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 8 Months
Josh Morgan is a healthy scratch for Week 17.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 9 Months
Josh Morgan caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 15 against Atlanta.
Morgan was targeted four times. He's now the No. 4 receiver with the Redskins wanting to get a longer look at Aldrick Robinson. Morgan is off the fantasy map.