We started out the week by letting everyone know that defensive end Tashawn Bower and tight end David Morgan were both eligible to return from the Non-Football Injury and Physically Unable to Perform Lists, respectively. The Vikings waived Bower on Tuesday, and on Friday they announced that Morgan would not be back with the team, either.
The team announced on Friday that Morgan would be undergoing “season-ending” surgery on his knee. He had knee problems going back to the end of the 2018 season, and those issues were what made the team place him on the PUP List at the start of camp.
Morgan, who was a sixth-round pick of the Vikings in 2016, is in the final season of his rookie contract. He has developed a reputation as one of the better blocking tight ends in the National Football League, and I think the team had hoped his role would expand a bit more when he was finally healthy. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until the 2020 season at the earliest.
With Morgan in the final year of his contract, I’m not 100% sure how his contract situation will work as he was not able to play this season. I assume that he will be an unrestricted free agent, but if we see anything different, we will put it out there.
Once again, Vikings’ tight end David Morgan is going to have season-ending knee surgery and will not be back with the team in 2019. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and a return to Minnesota next season.