Bears sign WR Josh Morgan to a one-year contract

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The Bears have added another contender for the passing game targets that don’t go to Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte.

The club said Monday it had signed Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old Morgan hauled in 20 passes for 214 yards in 14 games (seven starts) for Washington in 2013. He also returned 12 kickoffs for 239 yards and eight punts for 59 yards.

Morgan (6-1, 220) seems likely to vie with 2013 seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and former Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon for playing time in the Bears’ receiving corps. Marshall and Jeffery, the Bears’ starting wideouts, are the top producers in the passing offense, with tight end Bennett and running back Forte also major parts of the attack.

A seventh-year pro from Virginia Tech, Morgan has caught 199 passes for 2,488 yards and 11 touchdowns in his NFL career. He played for the 49ers from 2008 through 2011, then joined Washington for the last two seasons.

25 responses to “Bears sign WR Josh Morgan to a one-year contract

  1. seems that would have been a better “come home” pickup for the 49ers than Lloyd. guess we will see

  2. We’re loaded at WR. Not sure Morgan sees much time even if he makes the team but, he’s insurance in case Wilson our Hixon flame out. Not big news but further confirms that the Bears are drafting nothing but defense.

  3. Josh Morgan has turtle speed which means he cannot get separation from DB’s. He drops to many balls and he has no business returning kickoff a . Good dude but is limited as a WR. He is at best 4th WR. Good Luck Josh . HTTR

  4. Possession receiver with a short fuse, ( see the ending of the St.Louis game 2012 where he threw ball at Cortland Finnegan costing us the game) slow, but was a solid run blocker down the field.

  5. This signing is clearly a means in which to give Marquess Wilson competition for the 3rd WR position. Wilson really needed to see more action than he did, last year so they can have a better idea of what he can offer this year and forward. Prediction: Marquess Wilson wins that 3rd WR job and will turn some heads in the NFL. He’s a legit deep threat that the Bears don’t have at this point.

  6. I pretty much wish Josh Morgan and Josh Wilson well. After losing my job, I feel a bit more empathy for guys who try their best, but maybe they are a bad fit for their old team[s]. It happens.

  7. Another depth move by Emery…Curious that ‘Skins fans seem divided as toi how good or bad he is. My own take is that Wilson wins the #3 WR spot.

  8. I actually liked Morgan, but he SaaS to inconsistent. He can make a great catch at one point, and then drop a pass the next. But an overall good signing, I could see him at #3 but just depends on what Morgan shows up. Sorry, he couldn’t stay and be apart of what’s happening in DC. But I’d takae getting Moss back over Morgan, just because of the leadership Moss has in DC. Redskins offense will be something special to watch this year, 2 1,000+ us recievers, a young and impressive tight end, a 1,500+ yd rusher, and a quarterback who is finally 100% and knee brace free, and has everything to prove. Do you think Griffin hasn’t been thinking about how Russell Wilson, who is nowhere near as good, already has a ring. Think about it!!!

  9. Skins fan here, The Bears in Josh Morgan are getting a decent a No 3 or 4 WR he will make a big catch on 3rd down when you need it. The only thing is they shouldn’t have him on KO or PR he isn’t fast enough to do that.

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