Broncos sign Quincy Morgan

Quincy Morgan

The Denver Broncos on Monday signed free-agent wide receiver Quincy Morgan to a one-year deal. To make room for Morgan, Denver waived wide receiver Charlie Adams.

The Broncos have been unsettled on a kick returner all during the preseason and the first two games. They tried Cedric Cobbs on the kickoff to start the overtime against Kansas City and he promptly bobbled the ball. Cobbs recovered just in time, but it put the Broncos in poor field position for what turned out to be their final possession.

Morgan was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers at the final cutdown earlier this month.

"I feel like I can come right in here and return kicks," Morgan said after arriving in Denver. "I know they've got great receivers here. I'll work myself in and learn each play as quick as possible and do whatever I can do."

Morgan (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) is a sixth-year player who has totaled 164 career receptions for 2,466 yards (15.0 avg.) with 17 touchdowns in 79 career regular-season games (53 starts). Selected by Cleveland in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, Morgan also has returned 34 career kickoffs for 850 yards (25.0 avg.) with a long return of 74 yards.

Morgan played all 16 regular-season games for the eventual Super Bowl champion Steelers in 2005, averaging 25.3 yards on 23 kickoff returns to rank eighth in the NFL. Morgan, who signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent on Sept. 6, 2005, also caught nine passes for 150 yards (16.7 avg.) with two touchdowns for the Steelers last season. He spent the 2006 preseason with the Steelers before he was released on Sept. 2.

Morgan spent his first three full professional seasons with Cleveland and was a 16-game starter for the Browns in 2002, posting a career and team-high 964 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns while setting a personal best in receptions (56).

The 28-year-old spent the majority of the 2004 season with Dallas after the Browns traded him to the Cowboys in exchange for wide receiver Antonio Bryant on Oct. 19, 2004.

In two seasons at Kansas State University, Morgan became one of only seven players in school history to catch more than 100 career passes (106) and one of only four to gain more than 2,000 career receiving yards (2,173). Morgan also competed in track at Kansas City Community College and played football at Blinn Community College in Brenham, Texas, before transferring to Kansas State.

An all-state selection in football at South Garland High School in Garland, Texas, Quincy Morgan was born Sept. 23, 1977.

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