When running back Pierre Thomas was forced out of the game early with a head injury, Sproles was removed from return duties and special teams captain Courtney Roby was put in his place.
While Roby had returned kicks before, he hadn’t done so all season. On Roby’s first return he fumbled the ball and the 49ers recovered in what would snowball into a heartbreaking loss for the Saints.
Morgan could now fill that void as a reserve returner or even take over the job completely. That way Sproles or Moore would only be used in an emergency just as wide receiver Devery Henderson has done in the past.
While training camp, preseason, and the regular season are still some time away, everyone is eager to see if Morgan can maintain the momentum he had last year and evolve into one of the Saints top receivers.
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