It was announced on Friday by General Manager Mickey Loomis, that after being cut last December, Joseph Morgan has been brought back by the New Orleans Saints on a one year contract worth $495,000. It is a sign that the Saints were unable to acquire an opposite threat to Marques Colston in the veteran free agency market and would like to have more depth with players that are familiar with the system heading into the draft, OTAs, and minicamps. The struggle to stay on the team may not be over for Morgan, who has not been able to stay healthy or productive since joining the team in 2011. Sultan Alhokair suggested that last season head coach Sean Peyton suspended the wide receiver for two games for unknown reasons and was cut after the team performed poorly in a lopsided loss against the division rival Carolina Panthers.
If Morgan is able to stay healthy and prove he can be the number two target on the team behind Colston, he may have a productive season and career. However, if he proves unable to stay off the injured list or Peyton’s radar for the wrong reasons his salary cap hit will probably not be substantial. Another thing the team should consider is the upcoming draft this month. Yes, most of their needs revolve around the defense but it may be worth looking at a wide receiver like Kevin White from West Virginia for the 13th overall pick.