DAVID MORGAN II
TE – Minnesota Vikings – UTSA ’11-’15
For the first time in his NFL career, David Morgan hauled in a pass from Sam Bradford midway through the second quarter of the Vikings’ Christmas Eve game against Green Bay, gaining four yards before being tackled by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It was the rookie’s only target of the game.
— RowdyReport.com (@RowdyReport) December 25, 2016
Morgan was utilized on seven offensive snaps (9%) and seven special teams snaps (21%), the most since Week 2 prior to Rhett Ellison’s return from injury.
Minnesota Vikings Tight End Snap Chart Off. ST Player Pos Num Pct Num Pct Kyle Rudolph TE 75 96% 4 12% Rhett Ellison TE 21 27% 16 47% David Morgan TE 7 9% 7 21% Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Morgan also returned his second kickoff of the season, this one for 11 yards before being tackled by Jordan Tripp, bringing his career total up to 29 yards.
Here is an updated list of every yard gained in the NFL by UTSA alumni:
- 10/27/2013 – Teddy Williams 51-yard reception (ARI vs ATL)
- 10/16/2016 – Teddy Williams 19-yard interception return (CAR @ NO)
- 12/11/2016 – David Morgan 18-yard kickoff return (MIN @ JAX)
- 12/24/2016 – David Morgan 4-yard reception (MIN @ GB)
- 12/24/2016 – David Morgan 11-yard kickoff return (MIN @ GB)
DT – Green Bay Packers – UTSA ’13-’15
Despite being released from the Packers active roster and spending the last ten weeks on their practice squad, former UTSA defensive tackle Brian Price has apparently garnered interest from multiple NFL teams in need of defensive line help, including the Indianapolis Colts.
In order to prevent Price from leaving Green Bay, his salary was increased to $26,470/week from the league minimum salary of $6,900/week.
Packers DT Brian Price is now making $26,470 per week on the practice squad, well above the regular weekly… https://t.co/ZaSlWGcU3t
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 22, 2016
- Ashaad Mabry – New Orleans Saints – Practice Squad
- Brian Price – Green Bay Packers – Practice Squad
- Teddy Williams – Carolina Panthers – Injured Reserve
NFL WEEK 17 MATCHUPS
Minnesota Vikings (David Morgan) vs. Chicago Bears
Sunday, January 1 – Noon – FOX