Two sources tell the Sacramento Bee that the 49ers are making a “strong push” to re-sign wide receiver Josh Morgan in advance of Tuesday’s free agency commencement. Morgan has been with the team since 2008.
Though Morgan has totaled only 1,764 yards and nine touchdowns across four NFL seasons, the Niners think more highly of the 26-year-old than his stats indicate. Specifically, according to the Bee’s Matt Barrows, the 49ers view Morgan’s production “more as an indication of the 49ers’ lackluster passing attacks” than his ability.
Morgan is a well-built 6-foot and 219 pounds, and he’s considered a strong blocking receiver. Morgan ran a 4.47 forty-yard dash coming out of Virginia Tech and has flashed the ability to stretch defenses vertically as well as rack up yards after the catch.
Some speculation and reports have connected Morgan to the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he’d have no trouble cracking the starting lineup. But the Niners want Morgan back to be their No. 2, lining up opposite Michael Crabtree.