Derrick MorganTEN -DL Morgan carries breakout potential
The Titans' new defensive coaching staff sees double-digit sack potential in DE Derrick Morgan. DL coach Giff Smith worked with Morgan in college, where the DE put up 12.5 sacks as a senior and won ACC defensive player of the year honors. Smith told The Tennessean that DC Ray Horton's scheme should put Morgan in “more one-on-one situations on third downs, and allow him to use his natural ability. And then we can fine-tune some technique stuff for him to get his sack totals up into double digits.” Pro Football Focus rated Morgan the league's 10th-best 4-3 DE last season and 6th-best pass-rusher at the position. With 14 QB hits and 37 hurries, Morgan was already a double-digit sack candidate. He'll likely sit higher in our 2014 IDP rankings than his 2013 numbers would seem to support.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL Morgan active
Titans DE Derrick Morgan (groin) is active for today's game against the Raiders. He finished the week with a full practice and now faces the league's 2nd most sacked offense. Morgan carries plenty of upside for your IDP lineup.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL Morgan questionable for Week 12
Titans DE Derrick Morgan (groin) is questionable for Sunday's clash with the Raiders. Morgan finished the week with a full practice and seems likely to play, but we'll keep an eye on his status when the late-game inactives come out.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL Morgan out
Titans DE Derrick Morgan (shoulder) is inactive for today's matchup with the Niners. He had been questionable after putting in only limited practice time.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL Chargers RT Fluker out
Pro Football Talk reports that Chargers RT D.J. Fluker will miss Week 3 because of a concussion. That only helps the IDP outlook of Titans DE Derrick Morgan. It does nothing to help Chargers RB Ryan Mathews, already a risky play thanks to his continued fumbling issues.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL Morgan an 'offseason star'
The Tennessean has singled out Titans DE Derrick Morgan as the "offseason star" among D-linemen. "He did nothing to slow the momentum he gained last season," beat guy John Glennon wrote. Morgan enjoyed easily his most productive year to date in 2012, when he finally made it through 16 games for the 1st time. He carries big statistical upside into year 4 and is still just 24 years old. Pro Football Focus graded him the 3rd-best overall 4-3 DE last year. Check out our 2013 IDP rankings to see how much we think of Morgan this year.
Derrick MorganTEN -DL out 'a few weeks' after knee scope
DE Derrick Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and is expected to be out for "a few weeks," according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Morgan is listed behind William Hayes at LDE on the depth chart, but the Titans' D could really use a bounce back. The 2010 1st-round pick tore his right ACL early last season and had been having trouble with the knee of and on in camp. In light of this, it's tough to expect much production from him in 2011. Morgan remains an interesting IDP candidate beyond that, though.
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