Wide receiver Josh Morgan hopes to practice Monday afternoon after missing a week with a strained left hamstring. Morgan participated in Monday morning’s walkthrough.
“They’re trying to see where I was at right now,” Morgan said. “They’ve been doing a great job handling it, so I’m just doing whatever they tell me to do.”
Morgan has had to be patient and resist his desire to practice with his new team.
“[Receivers] coach Ike Hilliard has been in my ear all the time because he’s been through it, you know, coming to a new team,” Morgan said. “It should be frustrating, it would be frustrating for most, but I’ve got great teammates. They’ve been doing a great job keeping me focused and keeping my mind right.”
Morgan’s health is a major issue with the season approaching. Coaches foresee him as a receiver that can block, as well as make plays in the passing game, so he projects to be one of the centerpieces of the offense.
In addition to his hamstring injury, he’s working back from offseason surgery to repair a broken right leg and torn ankle ligaments.
“It feels normal,” Morgan said. “The trainers have been videotaping me running and everything, so they said everything looked normal, everything looked good. They tested my strength, and everything is equally strong.”
Morgan during OTAs last spring said he was only three months in to a six-month rehab for his ankle. He believes he has made significant progress in less than two months, though.
“I do feel like it’s that much different because I’ve really gotten a chance to test it now competitively out here against the [defensive backs] in practice,” Morgan said. “With that being said, I think I just got more comfortable and got it moving like it should, like I did back when I was playing in October.”