Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan (15) catches the ball during afternoon practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers vying for Josh Morgan

Washington Redskins free agent wide receiver Josh Morgan was baffled that he lost his job to Leonard Hankerson last season, and he seems determined to put himself back on the map as a chain-moving WR3. Morgan offers no playmaking ability and isn’t a starter in this league, but he’s a decent backup who has solid hands, veteran savvy, and knows how to set the edge as a blocking receiver.

According to ESPN Radio 980′s Chris Russell, the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers are the “leaders” for Morgan, and there are actually six teams interested in the veteran wideout. Lesser free agents like Morgan are hotter commodities now that free agency has died down, and it’s going to be interesting to see if he decides to reunite with the 49ers (he spent the first four seasons of his career there) or joins the WR-desperate Panthers as effectively Brandon LaFell’s replacement (they have some similarities between them such as blocking and size).

It’s going to be interesting to see where the 6’1″, 220 pound receiver lands, and I think he’s going to end up with the Panthers. Not only does he fit them better despite his time in San Francisco, but they also need him much more. If they still can’t add him, then Dave Gettelman will draw even more criticism.

Morgan caught just 20 passes last season, but the 28-year-old Virginia Tech product did snag 48 passes for 510 yards the year before in a decent enough season.

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