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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    he was one of my favourite non Pats players till a couple of years ago

    if i am not wrong he was very often injured in the last period

    if healthy i would like to see him with us; no doubt
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Morgan is an absolute stud when healthy, but that's just the problem, he's never healthy. 4 games in the last 2 years and some severe concussion issues (as well as a torn achilles now)? I'm thinking the odds are very poor he'll be healthy next year, but for cheap, I'd definitely take a flyer on him.

    Low risk (cost) and potentially a very high reward if he could ever stay healthy. I just would hope they don't go into the year expecting anything from him. If he stays healthy, we've got a Pro Bowl caliber ILB. If not, we better have a starting caliber ILB waiting on the bench.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    There will be a market but limited guaranteed offers, given his situation. I'd be intrigued by him but we all know his injury situation.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Post ted johnson, would make me a little skeptical about any LB with a history of Concussion problems..
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I beleve that he is one more injury from retirement. On the off chance he stays healthy, and depending on what he would be willing to sign for, it could be a good move.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    If no team makes him a decent offer in the first few weeks of FA, I could see him coming here for near the minimum. He would be a solid contributor if healthy, but he isn't worth much more than the minimum.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Unless some teams comes out and offers him 5 million or some really foolish offer. I dont see how he wouldnt mind coming to the Pats. Its not like theres a thing called backups if your in the Pats rotation at LB.

    Morgan would come in here and for the first time be able to play all 16 games.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I would not get very excited about Dan Morgan coming to NE. From all reports, his health (multiple concussions) is a huge question.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    alright,
    lets get a guy who has played 59 of his 108 career games in 7 yrs .towards the last couple he has not even suited up alot so he should be fresh.

    also,clear a seat in the IR group too.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I second that.. The guy is damaged goods
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    IDK what Morgan's market value is now, or will be as of March 1st, but it sounds like he wants to play. His Achilles' injury appears almost fully healed. He hasn't been concussed since September 2006. He might be signed as early as the first week of March, or as late as the last week of July.

    The Pats' FO should ask Rosenhaus to keep it abreast of negotiations between Morgan and other teams, just in case.

    If both Seau and Bruschi return, then there probably isn't room for another vet at ILB like Morgan. If one or both retire, then there probably is.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I guess a second LB in that catagory is Al Wilson. When ok he was a beast. I can't remember the exact injury (neck?), but I thought somewhere that he was "cleared to play"
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I like the idea of taking a chance on Morgan if the price is right.

    Granted, he has had some serious injuries, but for the right price the man could be a steal.

    It also makes sense for Morgan. What better place for Morgan to come to resurrect his career?

    The man is a pro bowl talent that could come very cheaply. If I were the Pat's I would look long and hard.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Would really like for the Pats to take a serious look at Morgan and/or Wilson. They both fit the BB LB mold. Of course, injuries are a huge flaming red flag with both, but if one of them pans out it would be a killer signing.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    He would have to come dirt cheap. His career stats are comparable to Bruschi's.

    I still like the idea of going after a OLB like Calvin Pace and playing AD full time inside. Vrabel could alternate between outside (with Rosie and Pace) and inside (with Seau and AD).
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I actually think this is something worth pursuing. Clearly his health would need to be looked into, but if it checks out this guy would be a very good addition.
    He is far from old, drafted the same year as Seymour and Light.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I completely agree and probably will say so about 10x over.

    Its not like the guy is having concussions at the rate Zach Thomas is and the only reason he was put on IR last year was because of an ankle injury that is just about fully healed. What better time to get him into our scheme and flow of things then right now when hes coming back from injury?

    Im all for it.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Big Dan Morgan fan here!
    Bring him in
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    This guy could be a absolute steal.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I don't like the injury history (especially the concussions), but when healthy he's played at a good level. So, if he could be brought in at or close to the vet minimum I'd sign him up. Yea, he could end up going on IR, but you wouldn't have much invested, so it wouldn't really matter.

    Besides, if NE drafts Goff they'll have at least two good 3-4 ILB's (Jon and AD), and Morgan would be a good depth signing, with a potential upside.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Guys.. Morgan has suffered thru SEVEN REPORTED concussions.. I say reported because you know there could be more..

    He's played 4 games in the last 2 years and 17 in the last 3.. That is NOT GOOD.. He's just a name now..
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I still expect Bruschi and even Seau to return.

    Besides like you said its a RED SOX typr deal. You pay a once great player low money for one year and the only thing you can hope for is the high upside. The worse you make out is some low level money and a spot on the IR.

    This is the same guy that posted 25 tackles in Super Bowl 38.

    Hes only had two injuries since then although they were both season ending.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Completely disagree. Last year before he had his ankle injury most were saying he was playing at the same level he has been his whole career.

    His ankle injury is now almost completely healed and hes had even more time to recover from the concussions.

    Also name me one player recently who has had a concussion with those mouthpieces the Patriots use? Now do they stop injury prone concussion players? Probably not, but they sure as hell dont hurt either.

    His last concussion was Nov of 06.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    does the nfl regulate the size of the helmets?
    maybe they could suit him up w/a giant inflatable one and stuff those foam peanuts inside.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    I hope Morgan retires for his own sake. Multiple concussions can do a lot of damage, look at what an idiot they turned Steve Young into.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    That is still like 7 less than Ted Johnson reported.
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Dan Morgan, please stay retired, for your family's sake, unless you need to feed your family of course.....
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    Re: Dan Morgan, Pats in the running?

    Hmm this could be interesting to keep an eye on. I think he'll have to ultimately decide what's best for himself, but if he really is ready to go then I think it might be a good fit.
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    Maybe they should sign Steve Young and Reggie Ray while they're at it.
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