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Old 08-16-2005   #1
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The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have signed former Arena Football League 2 WR Donovan Morgan. He led the league in regular season scoring with 57 touchdowns and had 1,687 yards receiving.


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i think the arena stats can be a lil misleading. He gonna play in the next pre-season game ?
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i dont no about him. how is he gonna fit into the mix?
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i guess we can see if he works out or has anything to offer, but i seriously doubt he makes the team !
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Morgan led Pearl River to a 7-2 record this season with 41 receptions for 851 yards and six touchdowns. Morgan finished second in the MACJC in receiving yards per game (94.5) and fifth in receptions. He also was active on special teams, returning six punts for 74 yards.

Morgan was named conference Offensive Player of the Week (#2) after catching 7 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-14 victory over Northwest Mississippi.

"What more can you say about Donovan ... he's a special player," said Pearl River Head Coach Tim Hatten. "You don't see guys like him come along but every 10 or 15 years in our league. We'd be in rough shape without him and we're already searching the country for his replacement. Donovan's got speed, size, hands -- the whole shooting match. He's the real deal.".....
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Donovan Morgan has been trying to earn his way back to the National Football League for more than a year. On Monday, he said he could stand to wait a few more weeks.

With two NFL offers in hand, the record-setting receiver said he will stay with the Tulsa Talons until their af2 season ends. Morgan will be in uniform when the Talons host Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. Saturday in a National Conference semifinal game.

"I just feel I shouldn't leave my teammates," Morgan said. "After all, I helped to get them here to this point, and I made a promise to myself and to my deceased brother (Travis) that I was going to finish this thing the right way, by winning a championship."

Morgan has tried out for four NFL teams since the Talons ended the regular season on July 30.

On Monday, he mulled offers from the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins while flying home from a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs at their training camp in River Falls, Wis.

After landing in Tulsa, Morgan notified his agent that he had conferred with his mother and grand mother and decided to stay with the Talons.

"He said he didn't want to feel like he was abandoning his teammates," agent Martin Prince said.

Prince said the Dolphins and Texans had indicated a willingness to wait on Morgan if the Talons advance to the ArenaCup game on Aug. 27.

But Prince said his client is gambling against an injury that might damage his value, or simply against time. NFL teams have about four weeks until they must cut to their 53-man regular-season roster.

"Every day of training camp he misses is one more day of repetitions that another player is getting," Prince said.

Morgan said he has another timetable.

"Everybody's saying this a chance for me to win (an NFL) spot, but God gave me this ability, and if it's meant for me to win a spot, then I'll win it, regardless of when I go," Morgan said.

Morgan would have required a release from his Talons contract, but that's a formality in the af2 for players of Morgan's stature.

Talons co-owner Paul Ross said Monday that he would gladly grant such a release.

"I'm stunned," said Talons head coach Dave Alexander. "I'm not sure it's the right decision for him, but if he's thought about it and that's what he wants to do, we're excited to have him."

Morgan signed with the New York Jets after his sophomore year at Pearl River (Miss.) Community College in 2003, but sustained a severe elbow injury while relegated to NFL Europe and needed most of 2004 to recover.

He tried out for the Arena Football League's Las Vegas Gladiators in January before landing in Tulsa. Morgan set af2 records for touchdown receptions (54), total TDs (57) and points scored (346) while leading Tulsa to a West Division title and a first-round playoff bye.
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Hey guys, I'm from Tulsa and have season tickets for multiple years now to the AF2 team, the Talons. I saw every home game in person, and 1 away game, and Donovan Morgan has some "ups". He's got quite the vertical jump and can go over the top and get the job done. Granted he will see much tougher DB's in the NFL, I hope to see him do good on the Texans squad.
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Another Tulsan here... You are going to be very impressed with Morgan that man is a great player with agility, speed, massive vertical skills and a whole lot of heart. He'll go all out all day every play for you guys. I think the fact he had offers in hand from a couple of teams talks about his skills a great deal. I hope he does as well for you all as he has done for us and the Talons... We sure are gonna miss him...
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I think his finishing move got him the tryout...
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# Real Name: Donovan Morgan
# Nickname: Future Legend, Dazzling Donovan, Chicano Flame #3
# Affiliation: Indy Circuit
# Current Title Holding: None
# Height: 6'
# Weight: 220 lbs.
# Date of birth: January 10, 1976
# From: Modesto, Virginia
# Pro debut: June 29, 1996
# Trained by: Mr Wrestling III & Michael Modest & Ric Thompson
# Finishing move: Sitting Chicken-Wing Piledriver, Sayonara
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Maybe he and Hodgdon could square off in practice. Real wrestler vs Fake wrestler.
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I don't think the wrestler is the same Donovan Morgan. The wrestler's date of birth is 1976.....that would make him almost 30. From what is being said about the football player Morgan, it doesn't seem like he would be that old.
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Vinny looks like you got one hook, line and sinker without even trying

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haha Vinny, that picture is priceless.

I really pity that guy, beware the sitting chicken!
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is AFL2 for people who can't make the AFL?
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haha thats what it sounds like !!!!
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Well, Donovan Morgan just went from AF2 to the NFL. If you will re-read what has already been posted here, you'll find that Morgan had previously signed with the Jets but got injured while in NFL Europe. He was at a community college when he signed with the Jets. After recovering, I guess the Jets didn't think he'd still have 'it' and released him. Morgan then went to the AFL then came to Tulsa.

So it's NOT that the AF2 is for those who don't make AFL. It's just like college is a stepping stone to the NFL. The AF2 is a stepping stone to get to the AFL or, like in Morgan's case, to the NFL.

Why don't you wait to make decisions about Morgan until you actually SEE what he can do.
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Well, Donovan Morgan just went from AF2 to the NFL. If you will re-read what has already been posted here, you'll find that Morgan had previously signed with the Jets but got injured while in NFL Europe. He was at a community college when he signed with the Jets. After recovering, I guess the Jets didn't think he'd still have 'it' and released him. Morgan then went to the AFL then came to Tulsa.

So it's NOT that the AF2 is for those who don't make AFL. It's just like college is a stepping stone to the NFL. The AF2 is a stepping stone to get to the AFL or, like in Morgan's case, to the NFL.

Why don't you wait to make decisions about Morgan until you actually SEE what he can do.
What a novel idea.....
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Another Tulsan here... You are going to be very impressed with Morgan that man is a great player with agility, speed, massive vertical skills and a whole lot of heart. He'll go all out all day every play for you guys. I think the fact he had offers in hand from a couple of teams talks about his skills a great deal. I hope he does as well for you all as he has done for us and the Talons... We sure are gonna miss him...
Sounds like a talented kid, the FO is good about discovering players who play with alot of heart..The Texans seem to have alot of speed at wr's trying to make the cut, good luck to him and may the better hands win!
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Well, Donovan Morgan just went from AF2 to the NFL. If you will re-read what has already been posted here, you'll find that Morgan had previously signed with the Jets but got injured while in NFL Europe. He was at a community college when he signed with the Jets. After recovering, I guess the Jets didn't think he'd still have 'it' and released him. Morgan then went to the AFL then came to Tulsa.

So it's NOT that the AF2 is for those who don't make AFL. It's just like college is a stepping stone to the NFL. The AF2 is a stepping stone to get to the AFL or, like in Morgan's case, to the NFL.

Why don't you wait to make decisions about Morgan until you actually SEE what he can do.
Was Morgan a good special teams player? If he can't play special teams, his chances is of making the team are slim and none.
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Donovan Morgan was our kickoff return guy and offensive specialist. Looks like he just got "Rookie of the Year". Here's an article: http://www.af2.com/ViewArticle.dbml?...=1590&ISWIDE=1
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He looks like a great pick-up to me, I wonder how soon we can see him in action.

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