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2014 Redskins Free Agents – Joshua Morgan – Buy or Sell?


2014 Redskins Free Agents – Joshua Morgan – Buy or Sell?  Should the Redskins keep Morgan on the roster, or cut him loose?

Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan arrived as a free agent with the team in 2012 from the San Francisco 49ers, and was signed to a five-year $12 million contract.  Morgan was brought in to be the number two wide receiver opposite Pierre Garcon, allowing holdover Santana Moss to move to the slot receiver spot.

But Morgan’s tenure as a Redskin got off to a rocky start.  When in an early season game against the St. Louis Rams, Morgan was called for unsportsmanlike conduct on a crucial drive with the Rams leading.  After being pushed, Morgan through the football at Cortland Finnegan, and the Redskins were penalized 15 yards.

The penalty knocked the Redskins out of reasonable field goal range, and they ended up losing the game to the Rams 31-28.  Many fans and pundits blamed Morgan for the loss.  And even though he went on to catch 48 receptions, and made some nice plays throughout 2012, most could not forget what happened in the Rams game.

And Morgan never really got it going in 2013, as he ended up in Mike Shanahan’s dog house.  He was replaced in the lineup by Leonard Hankerson, and he finished the season with only 20 catches.  Morgan stated that Shanahan never told why he was replaced as a starter.  And when Morgan became the primary kick returner, that didn’t seem to work out to well either.

But now the Redskins face the decision as to whether to void the final three seasons on Morgan’s contract?  And I think they will.  The Redskins will surely sign a free agent receiver or two, and draft at least one as well.  So it seems that Joshua Morgan’s days as a Redskins are numbered.  What do you think?  Buy or Sell on Joshua Morgan?

 

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