Former WR Morey to Donate Brain

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September 14, 2009 at 04:08pm ET

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USA Today published an interesting article Monday afternoon, and reported that former Patriots wide receiver (currently with Arizona) joins a group of athletes who will be donating their brains and spinal cord tissue to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy so researchers can better understand the long-term effects of repeated concussions.

According to the article, more than 150 former athletes, including 40 retired NFL players, already are in the program's brain donation registry.

"One of the most profound actions I can take personally is to donate my brain to help ensure the safety and welfare of active, retired, and future athletes for decades to come," said the former Marshfield Massachusetts native.

Morey was a fan favorite back here in New England. The Patriots selected him with the 35th pick of the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Brown University. The hard working receiver remained with the Patriots until the end of the 2000 season, with the majority of his time being spent on the practice squad.