Mired in a disappointing 5-8 season that somehow still sees them tied for the NFC South lead, the Saints are making some changes, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who reports (via Twitter) that wide receiver Joe Morgan has been informed he’s being waived. In a second tweet, Rapoport adds that things sound “very tense” in New Orleans today, with more than 10 players called individually into Sean Payton’s office for review.
Morgan, who has only played for the Saints since entering the league in 2011, has displayed big-play ability in his limited action — he has averaged 33.6 yards per catch on 14 career receptions, and 34.0 yards per carry on two career rushes. However, he has also been plagued by off-field issues. Earlier this season, he served a suspension that was handed out by the team rather than the league.
Morgan will have to pass through waivers before he becomes a free agent, so if another team decides to take on what’s left of his contract, we should find out tomorrow.