28-Year-Old Linebacker – Tennessee Titans
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Morgan's playing time was supposed to be a major question mark last year with the second-round selection of outside linebacker Kevin Dodd, but he instead excelled at rushing the passer opposite Brian ...
Derrick Morgan Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Titans on a four-year, $30 million contract in March 2015.
Morgan (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Morgan was rolling with 4.5 sacks through 10 games in 2015 before landing on IR with a torn labrum. The teamís ineffective pass rush in his absence prompted Tennessee to bring in more outside linebacker depth, but the veteran should be a prominent part of the rotation at the position after bringing down the quarterback 23.5 times over the last four years.
Morgan should start at outside linebacker alongside newly acquired Brian Orakpo in Tennessee's 3-4 defense. The 26-year-old has been the spitting image of health in recent years, having played in 62 of a possible 64 games since 2011. Morgan recorded 63 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2014, and could improve on those numbers under new assistant head coach Dick LeBeau.
Morgan is on track to remain in the start mix for the Titans, while transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker. He'll look to build on his IDP numbers after a 2013 season in which he accumulated six sacks but just 34 tackles in 15 games.
Morgan is expected to start opposite Kamerion Wimbley at DE in 2013.
He was showing promise in his rookie season until a knee injury took him out for the remainder of the season in week four. He is coming back after a lot of hard work in the off season to hopefully make a significant difference in the Tennessee pass rush.
Morgan was drafted with the Titans' first round pick in 2010 and is expected to come in and make an impact as a pass-rushing defensive end. He will likely be a back-up in the beginning of the year but should see plenty of playing time and if he impresses, may step in as a starter who will also get snaps against the run.