DAN MORGAN PLANNING A COMEBACK
Posted by Mike Florio on January 21, 2009, 7:50 p.m.
After sitting out all of the 2008 season and playing only four games in two years before that, linebacker Dan Morgan is eyeing a comeback.
Per a league source, Morgan intends to return to the New Orleans Saints.
Morgan, who turned 30 last month, was a first-round pick of the Panthers in 2001. He retired earlier this year after signing a free-agent contract with the Saints.
His career was plagued by concussions, but it was a lingering Achilles’ tendon injury that prompted him to call it quits.
“When we signed Dan, he was committed to making a fresh start, and he was making every effort to rehabilitate the leg injury that he suffered last year,” coach Sean Payton said when Morgan decided to retire in May. ”But it wasn’t responding as well as he had hoped it would. We wish him well in his continued recovery, and he will be remembered for the excellent player he was during his career.”
Presumably, Morgan remains on the Saints’ reserve-retired list. If the Saints were to release his rights, he would become a free agent.