Anyone remember DaJuan Morgan?
The Kansas City Chiefs used a third round draft pick on him in 2008 and he spent the next two seasons primarily playing special teams for the Chiefs. The Chiefs released him during roster cut down week last month and he eventually signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
Call it good timing for the Chiefs but it's possible Morgan sees extended action this weekend. It's all still up in the air but injuries to the Colts safeties may force him into a larger role.
Starter Bob Sanders is out indefinitely with an injury. Melvin Bullitt, who has been filling in for Sanders for several years now, left Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a shoulder injury.
Brad Wells of Stampede Blue seems to think that losing Bullitt would be a significant blow for the Colts defense. "For those of you clamoring for Bob Sanders to return, I kindly remind you that Melvin Bullitt has, for the most part, been the starting safety for this team for nearly three seasons. He's played remarkably well in the past (4th and 2) and is NOT the reason this defense has looked terrible to start the 2010 season. He hasn't played great, but he also hasn't played terrible."
There's no word yet on what kind of injury it is -- it's to the same shoulder he had surgery on this offseason -- but if it does force Bullitt to be limited, it could be Morgan stepping into his role.
"Anytime you have coaches or players that have played there, you always try to go to all lengths to do some research," Todd Haley said Monday (video on KCChiefs.com) talking former Colt Ryan Lilja.
But Haley also suggested it works the other way around, too. Perhaps the offense targets DaJuan Morgan because they know about him.
So keep an eye on this situation. It could potentially make the Colts a little more vulnerable to the Chiefs offense.