Ex-Redskins Receiver Looks For Fresh Start With Bears
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LAKE FOREST, IL (CBSDC/AP) — Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
The move was announced on Monday.
Morgan is looking for a fresh start following a tumultuous 2013 campaign in which he butted heads with ousted coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The D.C. native was openly critical of the coaches’ decision to bench him for the first time in his career last season.
“We all know what happened last year with coach Shanahan and myself and not being able to show my talents,” Morgan said this offseason. “I’m sure when it comes down to the business side of if they’re probably going to say things like ‘Oh, he didn’t put up the numbers we thought he would’ and things like that. But we all know coach Shanahan didn’t allow me to put up the numbers out there.”
In six seasons with San Francisco (2008-11) and Washington (2012-13), Morgan has 199 receptions for 2,488 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has 27 kickoff returns for 625 yards and eight punt returns for 59 yards.
Last season, Morgan had 20 catches for 214 yards, 12 kickoff returns for 239 yards and eight punt returns for 59 yards.
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