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January 11, 2006

Morgan is 'a tough guy'

Great anecdote about Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan from my friend John Mullin of The Chicago Tribune:

"We have plays of him on film where he threw up in the middle of the play and still made the tackle," said Bears defensive end Jamal Green, a teammate of Morgan's at the University of Miami. "He's a tough guy. There aren't too many linebackers tougher than him, if there are any. He threw up, straight out of his facemask, and still made the tackle. Everywhere the ball was, he was. Didn't matter where it was."

Mullin then asked if the rest of the Hurricanes wanted to touch the ball after that.

"We didn’t know about it until we saw it on film,’’ Green said with a laugh.

WITHERSPOON THE WORD: Word is the Philadelphia Eagles, who certainly need some major rebuilding after a disastrous season, are doing a lot of homework on Panthers linebacker Will Witherspoon.

He can become a free agent in March. The Panthers are going to make a serious effort to re-sign Witherspoon before then, but the prospect of the Eagles and other teams pushing up the price tag may prompt him to test the market.

PLAYER SIGNED: The Panthers have signed wide receiver Matt Cherry to a futures contract for 2006. Cherry has previously been with the Bengals and Jaguars.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 11, 2006 at 08:03 PM | Permalink

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