WR Josh Morgan, Free agent
HT: 6-0, WT: 219, Born: 6-20-1985, College: Virginia Tech, Drafted: Round 6
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Morgan enjoyed a supporting role in the Monday night opener against the Eagles, catching five of his six targets while primarily working outside the numbers on shorter routes. Morgan proved tough for the Eagles secondary to tackle, occasionally getting extra yardage by churning his legs after the catch. While no Redskins receiver truly stands out above Garcon, Morgan (and the Redskins offense) seemed content to let Morgan remain run-of-the-mill against Philadelphia. It seems evident that the Redskins value Morgan more in the run game for now.
Week 2 - The Redskins' sputtering offense seems to only be able to support one receiver at the moment, and Garcon is it. Dwarfing all other Washington pass-catchers in targets and receptions, Garcon man-handled a serviceable Green Bay secondary at Lambeau Field. He started off the game getting forty-four yards on a screen pass, using his linemen to lead the way before getting tackled short of the Green Bay red zone, and Garcon hardly looked back from there. Relatively held in check against Philadelphia, Garcon would tally an additional ninety-nine yards against the Packers running the entire route tree while serving as Griffin's major deep threat. Garcon put the Redskins on the board in the third quarter, taking a six-yard pass from Griffin to the end zone. Initially ruled down at the Packers' one-yard-line, Replay Assistant indicated Garcon broke the plane and scored.
Week 3 - Morgan did not do much through the air, but he did lay a key block on Alfred Morris' touchdown run to seal the right edge. He is still more valuable to the Redskins in the ground game.
Week 12 - A season-ending injury to Leonard Hankerson the previous week provided Morgan the opportunity to earn starter's snaps once again. Like the rest of the Redskins offense, he did far too little, running hitch routes and quick screens for minimal gain. Given the abysmal state of Washington's skill players, the Redskins will likely run Morgan out on the field against the Giants in Week Thirteen.