David Morgan

David Morgan

Tight End #89
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 262 lb.
College:Texas-San Antonio
Age:27
Born:May 19, 1993
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 6 (188)
Draft Team:MIN

David Morgan: Released by Vikings

Morgan (knee) has been released by the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: A knee injury derailed the tight end's 2019 season and the 2016 sixth-rounder will now look to catch on elsewhere as a depth option. Through 38 NFL contests, the 26-year-old has hauled in 16 passes for 135 yards and a TD.

March 13, 2020 12:24 PM EST

David Morgan: Should play in 2020

Morgan -- who spent the entire 2019 season on the Reserve/PUP list -- is confident he'll be ready to play in 2020, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Morgan believes he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from a second knee surgery, which he underwent back in October. The tight end's contract with the Vikings could slide over to 2020 after he failed to see the field in 2019.

January 12, 2020 4:49 PM EST

David Morgan: Won't play this season

Morgan is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery to address his knee injury.

Analysis: Morgan began the regular season on the PUP list with hope to take the field at some point, but his recovery doesn't appear to have gone as planned. He'll focus on getting healthy for 2020. In the meantime, Minnesota will continue to roll with Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr. and Tyler Conklin at tight end.

October 18, 2019 10:55 AM EST

David Morgan: PUP stint continues

Morgan (knee) will start the regular season on the PUP list, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Morgan continues to recover from knee surgery, and has been sidelined for all of training camp. As evidenced by this news, Morgan will need to stay on the PUP list for the first six weeks of the season before he's eligible to return. His absence could open the door for rookie Irv Smith Jr. to see an increase in snaps.

August 31, 2019 9:58 AM EST

David Morgan: Placed on PUP list

The Vikings placed Morgan (knee) on the PUP list Friday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Morgan is recovering from offseason knee surgery. When healthy, the 2016 sixth-round pick will serve a depth role at the tight end position.

July 26, 2019 10:12 AM EST

David Morgan: Undergoes minor knee surgery

Morgan recently underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery to clean up a lingering injury and should be ready for training camp, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Morgan injured his knee last season, but was still dealing with lingering issues from it. As a result, he opted to play it safe with the surgery in order to in order to ensure his health going forward. He is projected to provide depth at tight end this season.

June 15, 2019 11:55 AM EST

David Morgan: Out to start minicamp

Morgan (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's minicamp practice, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Morgan wasn't able to practice during OTAs either, and the extent of his absence is unclear. It's interesting to note that Morgan did go through knee injuries in 2018, so the absence could have something to do with that. His chances for an uptick in playing time next season took a severe hit when Kyle Rudolph surprisingly signed a four-year, $36 million extension with the Vikings on Monday.

June 11, 2019 3:31 PM EST

David Morgan: Not practicing during OTAs

Morgan (undisclosed) is not participating in OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's possible Morgan underwent offseason surgery to address the knee injury that plagued him throughout most of the 2018 season. It's not clear when he's expected to resume practicing in full.

May 22, 2019 11:44 AM EST

David Morgan: Quiet 2018 season

Morgan caught five passes for 36 yards in 11 games this season.

Analysis: Morgan saw all of his production come within his first four games as he missed four midseason games due to a knee issue, only to not be targeted upon his return. The 25-year-old has 16 career receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown in 38 games, and he is under contract for one more season with the Vikings.

January 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

David Morgan: Ready to go

Morgan (knee) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Morgan will play through a lingering knee issue during Sunday's divisional tilt. Expect the third-year tight end to see most of his offensive usage as a blocker, as per usual.

December 21, 2018 12:39 PM EST

David Morgan: Limited in practice

Morgan (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Morgan continues to nurse his lingering knee issue. The depth tight end was able to play through his injury during Sunday's win overthe Dolphins after having missed four straight games. If Morgan is able to suit up against the Lions in Week 16, his blocking abilities will bring a notable boost to the Vikings' offense.

December 19, 2018 2:29 PM EST

David Morgan: Active against Miami

Morgan (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Miami, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: He's missed four games due to the injury but returned to practice this week. Morgan's absence has been frequently cited in Minnesota's offensive struggles the past few games due to his blocking ability.

December 16, 2018 8:41 AM EST

David Morgan: Questionable for Sunday

Morgan (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Morgan was a limited practice participant this week to earn the questionable tag and has a chance to return after missing the last four games. Tyler Conklin will continue to serve as the Vikings' No. 2 tight end should Morgan be unable to suit up Sunday.

December 14, 2018 12:20 PM EST

David Morgan: Out Monday

Morgan (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's contest against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Morgan is now slated to miss his fourth consecutive game after suffering a knee injury in Week 9. Tyler Conklin is expected to serve as the Vikings' No. 2 tight end in his absence with Kyle Rudolph slated to take on his typical role as the starter.

December 8, 2018 10:49 AM EST

David Morgan: Sits out Friday's practice

Morgan (knee) didn't participate at practice Friday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Morgan suffered the knee injury Week 9 against the Lions and has missed the last three games. The 25-year-old appears questionable for Monday's game at Seattle and will likely need to return to practice Saturday in order to have any chance of suiting up.

December 7, 2018 10:01 AM EST

David Morgan: Won't play Week 13

Morgan (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Morgan suffered the knee injury Week 11 against the Bears and will miss his second straight game. Tyler Conklin should continue to serve as the Vikings' No. 2 tight end behind starter Kyle Rudulph in his absence.

November 30, 2018 11:36 AM EST

David Morgan: No practice to begin week

Morgan (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Morgan continues to nurse a knee issue suffered during a Week 9 win over the Lions. The third-year tight end has missed two consecutive games due to the injury, and will likely need to fully practice at some point this week for any chance of suiting up against the Patriots on Sunday.

November 28, 2018 3:17 PM EST

David Morgan: Won't play Sunday

Morgan (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Morgan will miss his second straight game since suffering the knee injury Week 9 against the Lions. Tyler Conklin will continue to see limited snaps as the Vikings' No. 2 tight end in his stead.

November 23, 2018 11:11 AM EST

David Morgan: Won't play Week 11

Morgan (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Morgan sustained the knee injury Week 9 prior to the Vikings' bye and was unable to return to practice this week. Tyler Conklin will serve as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Kyle Rudolph in Sunday's divisional matchup.

November 16, 2018 10:58 AM EST

David Morgan: Injures knee Sunday

Morgan won't return to Sunday's game versus the Lions due to a knee injury, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Morgan was bothered by a knee injury earlier this year, and it's unclear if this is related. It mainly hurts the Vikings' depth and run-blocking abilities, since Morgan has just five catches for 36 yards this season. The Vikings have a bye in Week 10, so Morgan will have additional time to recover.

November 4, 2018 12:10 PM EST

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