Saints Sign LB Dan Morgan, Agree to Terms With TE Billy Miller

Posted: March 8, 2008 in Saints

The Saints Agreed to terms Wednesday with Panthers line backer Dan Morgan, which, I think, was not the best of moves considering Philadelphia just let go of Tikeo Spikes, another linebacker, one that would be much more effective in my opinion. Plus, Dan Morgan never even played a full sixteen games in his NFL career. He’s injury prone having gotten injured every season in Carolina. We all know though, the Saints love injuries; they must with every player that gets hurt every year. Anyway, he can’t be worse than Simoneau and Shanle.

“The addition of Morgan, a player the team knows well from having faced him numerous times as a member of the NFC South’s Carolina Panthers from 2001-2007, represents the addition of a playmaking and tackling defender who has averaged nearly eight tackles a game throughout his career. He was named as a starter for the 2004 NFC Pro Bowl squad after registering a career-high 109 tackles. Morgan was released by the Panthers prior to the start of free agency, perhaps the result of having missed portions of the last two seasons due to two separate, non-related health issues.

But the fact remains that when healthy, Morgan has proven to be one of the top playmaking linebackers in the NFL. The hard-hitting and versatile defender has shown a knack for being around the football and being a disruptive and heady player, as evidenced by his ancillary statistics, which display forced fumbles (four), fumble recoveries (five), passes defensed (18), interceptions (five) and sacks (seven).”


Oh, when healthy, wow. See; this is the kind of mindset, along with numerous other things, that keep the Saints from being successful.

The Saints have also resigned tight end Billy Miller, another inconsistent player. Does this end all talks of Jeremy Shockey, well it can’t, right? A guy named Billy Miller end talk of Shockey? No! But with the Saints, it’s highly probable. Besides, Giants GM Jerry Reese already told the Saints over the phone that Shockey would not be available. Whatever, just get a team that can actually fork up some bucks, and he’ll be gone in a heartbeat.

Miller, a 6-3, 252-pound tight end, will return to the Saints for his ninth NFL season and third in New Orleans. A veteran of 99 career contests, he has caught 155 career passes for 1,669 yards with nine touchdowns. To date, he has started nine of 26 games for the Saints since signing with the club in 2006, with 41 catches for 457 yards.

The USC product and Westlake Village, Calif. native was the only Saints tight end to play in all 16 games in 2007 as he started seven contests, posting 27 receptions for 328 yards with a pair of touchdowns. His career-long grab came on a 57-yard catch-and-run against Jacksonville that set up a Saints touchdown on the next play.

PS: Sorry for the delay on FA updates. The Saints site was down for a while. I rely on it for info. When do you see an NFL site ever down? You can probably blame this Justin Macione guy for that. He might even be the same guy who signed that stupid exclusive TV deal with CST for the Hornets, not allowing them to air anywhere else. Probably not, but I wouldn’t be surprised. There are tons of other guys that could be behind the incompetent operation, but he’s the first name that popped into my head and looking at his name, seems to be the incompetent mind behind this whole thing. So there, take it, look with shame when your name pops up on the internet.

  1. Windsormc says:

    omg.. good work, guy

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