The Washington Times - August 24, 2012, 11:56AM

At 27 years old and after four NFL seasons in San Francisco, Josh Morgan finally came home. The wide receiver went to H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast and called coming home the “biggest appeal” of signing with the Washington Redskins.

But a few days before his first professional game at FedEx Field, Saturday’s preseason matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, Morgan admitted he hasn’t given the moment much thought yet.


“I know it’s kind of going to be surreal. I’m excited for the opportunity; I’m excited for Saturday to come,” he said. “I just haven’t thought about the feeling of how I’m going to be when I actually walk in that stadium for the first time, walk in that locker room for the first time and walk on that field and be in a Redskin uniform.

“I’m too busy thinking about the game and everything else to really let that sink in and really hit me. When that time comes, I’m sure I’m going to be full of excitement and adrenaline. I’m just going to let it come naturally.”

Morgan is mired in a competition for roster spots at receiver with the likes of Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks and Dezmon Briscoe, so he has plenty else to worry about.

But he said he got over 100 ticket requests for this preseason game.

“I wont be getting that many tickets,” he said with a smile. “I’m not that generous. Let’s wait for the season at least.”

One person Morgan made sure to get a ticket for was his godmother, Sonya Strickland. Saturday is her birthday, which Morgan said will make his Redskins home debut even more special.

And if Morgan manages to haul in a touchdown pass to celebrate, it’ll mean a lot, but don’t expect anything crazy.

“I ain’t really going to do too much crazy because she wouldn’t want me to do that,” he said. “But I’m going to definitely do something special for her, make sure she has some fun in the stadium and make sure we put on a good show for her. Probably give her the ball, too, as a Christmas gift or something like that.”