Derrick Morgan
Derrick Morgan
30-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Morgan is still only 29 years old and has been a consistent pass-rushing force for the Titans over the years, but durability is a becoming a slight concern for the ninth-year linebacker who has missed nine games over the past three years. Furthermore, the 2010 first-rounder pick doesn't produce enough in the tackle column to be worthy of fantasy consideration, and that's unlikely to change as long as he's playing on the edge within such a talented linebacking corps. Accordingly, Morgan isn't a viable IDP option in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $27 million contract with the Titans in March of 2015.
Could move on from Tennessee
LBTennessee Titans
February 1, 2019
Morgan, an impending free agent, said he isn't too worried about his future and plans to evaluate all his options, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2010 first-round pick made it through the entirety of a four-year, $27 million contract, but he had just 25 tackles and 0.5 sacks in 13 games (12 starts) this past season. He'll presumably have to settle for a smaller contract ahead of his age-30 campaign, and there's no guarantee of a starting job whether he stays in Tennessee or heads elsewhere. Morgan did have 16.5 sacks in 29 games between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, so it's still reasonable to hope for a rebound.
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Measurables Review
How do Derrick Morgan's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
261 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.77 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Derrick Morgan
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IDP Analysis: Week 9 Matchups
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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2013
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2010
Morgan's playing time was supposed to be a major question mark last year with the second-round selection of outside linebacker Kevin Dodd, but he instead excelled at rushing the passer opposite Brian Orakpo while Dodd spent most of the season on the sidelines nursing a foot injury. While the 2010 first rounder could well repeat or even improve on last season's nine-sack campaign if he plays 765 defensive snaps again, the specter of a rotation at his position continues to loom.
Morgan was rolling with 4.5 sacks through 10 games in 2015 before landing on IR with a torn labrum. The team’s ineffective pass rush in his absence prompted Tennessee to bring in more outside linebacker depth, but the veteran should be a prominent part of the rotation at the position after bringing down the quarterback 23.5 times over the last four years.
Morgan should start at outside linebacker alongside newly acquired Brian Orakpo in Tennessee's 3-4 defense. The 26-year-old has been the spitting image of health in recent years, having played in 62 of a possible 64 games since 2011. Morgan recorded 63 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2014, and could improve on those numbers under new assistant head coach Dick LeBeau.
Morgan is on track to remain in the start mix for the Titans, while transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker. He'll look to build on his IDP numbers after a 2013 season in which he accumulated six sacks but just 34 tackles in 15 games.
Morgan is expected to start opposite Kamerion Wimbley at DE in 2013.
He was showing promise in his rookie season until a knee injury took him out for the remainder of the season in week four. He is coming back after a lot of hard work in the off season to hopefully make a significant difference in the Tennessee pass rush.
Morgan was drafted with the Titans' first round pick in 2010 and is expected to come in and make an impact as a pass-rushing defensive end. He will likely be a back-up in the beginning of the year but should see plenty of playing time and if he impresses, may step in as a starter who will also get snaps against the run.
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Battles through knee injury
LBTennessee Titans
December 7, 2018
Morgan recorded four tackles in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.
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Ready to go Thursday
LBTennessee Titans
December 6, 2018
Morgan (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Questionable for Thursday
LBTennessee Titans
Knee
December 5, 2018
Morgan (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.
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Absent from practice
LBTennessee Titans
Knee
December 3, 2018
Morgan (knee) is listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
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Active Monday
LBTennessee Titans
November 26, 2018
Morgan (illness) is active for Monday's game against the Texans, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
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