New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan records first NFL touchdown


Sept 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (13) grabs a 80-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees (9) (not pictured) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

After a training camp and several games that had some questioning the sureity of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan’s hands, there was no question yesterday.

After being inactive last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Morgan was in the fray in the back and forth battle with the Green Bay Packers yesterday.  Although Morgan wasn’t targeted as much as Marques Colston and Lance Moore, it only took one time.

Late in the third quarter, Morgan slipped past cornerback Sam Shields and got over the top of the secondary where quarterback Drew Brees found him all by himself.

After catching Brees’ pass Morgan slipped out of the grasp of Shields and then battled cornerback Tramon Williams for almost ten yards with Williams swiping at the ball and trying to drag Morgan down.

However, Morgan fought desperately and drug Williams to the goal line before both players collapsed into the endzone and Morgan was credited with the 80-yard touchdown, the first and hopefully not the last of his career.