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Johnnie Morton

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NFL | Morton tests positive for steroids

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:26:18 -0700

Lance Pugmire, of the Los Angeles Times, reports former NFL WR Johnnie Morton tested positive for the steroid epitestosterone prior to his mixed martial arts fight June 2. The California State Athletic Commission has suspended Morton indefinitely and are holding the money he made from the fight.

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NFL | Morton knocked out in MMA debut, suspended by CSAC

Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:10:11 -0700

ESPN.com reports former NFL WR Johnnie Morton was knocked out 38 seconds into the first round of his debut Mixed Martial Arts match Saturday, June 2. He was then suspended by the California State Athletic Commission after refusing to supply a urine sample for drug testing. The Los Angeles Times reported that Morton was not available to comment on the fight or the suspension.

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NFL | Morton trying a new sport

Tue, 29 May 2007 13:10:40 -0700

Steve Schrader, of the Detroit Free Press, reports unrestricted free-agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) will be making his mixed martial arts debut Saturday, June 2.

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Cowboys | Team showed some interest in Morton

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:40:29 -0700

The Detroit News reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) told reporters Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara in an email that the Dallas Cowboys have showed some interest in him. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'd like to be signed before the season, said Morton. "I wouldn't want to come in during the season and play catch-up, unless it's with a team like Detroit, whose offense I already know. I had the same system in Kansas City. I know their system, and it's capable of being very explosive. I still train as though I'm going to play, and I'm in outstanding playing shape."

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Seahawks | Team showed some interest in Morton

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:39:55 -0700

The Detroit News reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) told reporters Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara in an email that the Seattle Seahawks have showed some interest in him. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'd like to be signed before the season, said Morton. "I wouldn't want to come in during the season and play catch-up, unless it's with a team like Detroit, whose offense I already know. I had the same system in Kansas City. I know their system, and it's capable of being very explosive. I still train as though I'm going to play, and I'm in outstanding playing shape."

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Falcons | Team showed some interest in Morton

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:39:24 -0700

The Detroit News reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) told reporters Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara in an email that the Atlanta Falcons have showed some interest in him. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'd like to be signed before the season, said Morton. "I wouldn't want to come in during the season and play catch-up, unless it's with a team like Detroit, whose offense I already know. I had the same system in Kansas City. I know their system, and it's capable of being very explosive. I still train as though I'm going to play, and I'm in outstanding playing shape."

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Patriots | Team showed some interest in Morton

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:36:35 -0700

The Detroit News reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) told reporters Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara in an email that the New England Patriots have showed some interest in him. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'd like to be signed before the season," said Morton. "I wouldn't want to come in during the season and play catch-up, unless it's with a team like Detroit, whose offense I already know. I had the same system in Kansas City. I know their system, and it's capable of being very explosive. I still train as though I'm going to play, and I'm in outstanding playing shape."

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NFL | Morton wants to keep playing

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:33:46 -0700

The Detroit News reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (49ers) told reporters Vartan Kupelian and Mike O'Hara in an email that he wants to continue his NFL career. He is currently a man without a team.

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49ers | Team saves $5.5 million in salary

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:18:42 -0800

Dennis Georgatos, of the Mercury News, reports the San Francisco 49ers shed $6.8 million from their 2006 payroll, including $5.5 million in salary CB Ahmed Plummer would have been paid this season if they had not released him. As previously noted, the team also released WR Johnnie Morton and DE Chris Cooper.

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49ers | Morton waived

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:52:37 -0800

SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived WR Johnnie Morton.

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49ers | Morton to be released

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:42:05 -0800

Roger Phillips, of InsideBayArea.com, reports a source said Wednesday, Feb. 22, that San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton will be among the players released by the 49ers as they prepare for the start of the free-agent signing season, March 3. Signed to a two-year contract before last season, Morton was slated to earn $770,000 in 2006.

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49ers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 01 Jan 2006 12:25:19 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Ahmed Plummer, CB Bruce Thornton, QB Cody Pickett, CB Derrick Johnson, OG Harvey Dahl, WR Johnnie Morton, OT Patrick Estes, WR Rasheed Marshall inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | Morton may be inactive again

Sat, 31 Dec 2005 08:28:25 -0800

The Sacramento Bee reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said Friday, Dec. 30, WR Johnnie Morton might be inactive for the second consecutive game to give rookie WR Marcus Maxwell a chance to play a few snaps at receiver.

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49ers | Week 16 Inactives

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 09:28:30 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Ahmed Plummer, QB Cody Pickett, OG Harvey Dahl, WR Johnnie Morton, RB Kevan Barlow, WR Otis Amey, OT Patrick Estes, DL Ronald Fields inactive for Week 16.

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49ers | Morton inactive Week 16

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 09:19:47 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton is inactive for the team's Week 16 game.

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49ers | Battle to start Week 16

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:07:14 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle will start in Week 16 in place of WR Johnnie Morton.

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49ers | Morton expected to return for Week 15

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 16:20:14 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (illness/Achilles') did not play in Week 14 because of flu-like symptoms, but he is expected to return in Week 15.

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49ers | Morton has stomach illness

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 13:27:09 -0800

Updating previous reports, the San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (virus) missed the team's Week 14 game with a stomach illness.

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49ers | Morton inactive Week 14

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:29:57 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (Achilles') is inactive for the team's Week 14 game.

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49ers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:09:43 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Ahmed Plummer, WR Arnaz Battle, DL Bryant Young, QB Cody Pickett, WR Johnnie Morton, FS Mike Adams, OT Patrick Estes inactive for Week 14.

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49ers | Morton practices, taken off injury report

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 16:45:52 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (Achilles) practiced Friday, Dec. 9, was taken off the team's injury report and will play in Week 14.

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49ers | Morton misses practice

Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:03:03 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (Achilles') did not practice Thursday, Dec. 8, and underwent an MRI. He should be ready to start during Week 14.

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49ers | Morton may Start for Battle Again

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 20:33:45 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton may once again start for WR Arnaz Battle (knee) for the team's Week 5 game.

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49ers | Battle Inactive; Morton to Start

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 15:58:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle (knee) is inactive for the team's Week 4 game. WR Johnnie Morton will take his place in the starting lineup.

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49ers | Battle Misses Practice, Questionable for Week 4

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:37:39 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 29 and is listed as questionable for Week 4. If Battle were unable to play, WR Johnnie Morton would start in his place.

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49ers | Morton Removed from Injury Report

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 15:52:21 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (concussion) practiced Thursday, Sept. 15, and has been removed from the injury report. He is expected to play during Week 2.

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49ers | Morton Practices, Expected to Play

Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:59:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 14, after sustaining a concussion during Week 1. He is probable for Week 2.

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49ers | Morton Should be able to Play Week 2

Mon, 12 Sep 2005 17:14:13 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (concussion) sustained a concussion during a third quarter play while catching a 30-yard pass Sunday, Sept. 11. He did not return to the game. His memory was good Monday, Sept. 12, and head coach Mike Nolan believes Morton will be available for the game on Sunday, Sept. 18.

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49ers | Morton Injured

Sun, 11 Sep 2005 16:48:49 -0700

NFL.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (concussion) was knocked out of the team's Week 1 game with a concussion. Morton was examined on the sideline, and the 49ers said he wouldn't return.

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49ers | Morton Dinged, Returns

Tue, 09 Aug 2005 06:05:01 -0700

Roger Phillips, of InsideBayArea.com, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton (eye) left morning practice Monday, August 8, after being poked in the eye, but he returned to practice in the afternoon.

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49ers | Morton Challenging for Starting Job

Mon, 08 Aug 2005 20:28:35 -0700

Greg Beacham, of the Associated Press, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton is expected to push WR Brandon Lloyd for a starting job during training camp. The 49ers hope Morton still has the energy and skills to contribute in a receiving corps that could be one of the NFL's thinnest. Morton sees potential in the group, and he knows the 49ers have one big advantage: new receivers coach Jerry Sullivan, who helped Morton reach 1,000 yards receiving in four of his eight seasons with the Detroit Lions. If Morton stays healthy, he'll have plenty of chances to prove he's still capable of being a star, and he plans to give as much information as possible to the teammates who grew up watching him play.

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49ers | Morton Contract Details

Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:52:26 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the two-year deal signed by San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton includes minimum base salaries of $765,000 (2005) and $770,000 (2006), as well as a $150,000 bonus.

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49ers | More on Morton Signing

Wed, 22 Jun 2005 05:24:12 -0700

Jerry McDonald, of InsideBayArea.com, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton has been placed on the team's depth chart as the backup split end to WR Brandon Lloyd. He has all of training camp to move into the starting lineup. The 49ers had passed on signing other veteran wide receivers, but Morton's willingness to work with young players and play within the system appealed to head coach Mike Nolan.

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49ers | Morton Reunites With Former Coach

Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:20:39 -0700

SF49ers.com reports recently signed San Francisco 49ers WR Johnnie Morton will be reunited with wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan in San Francisco. Sullivan coached Morton when both were with the Detroit Lions from 1997-01. Under Sullivan, Morton had his best statistical season, catching 77 passes for 1,154 yards and four touchdowns in 2001.

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49ers | J. Morton Signed

Tue, 21 Jun 2005 14:58:57 -0700

49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Johnnie is our kind of guy," head coach Mike Nolan said. "He is a hard-working professional who will be a great example to our young receivers."

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49ers | Some Interest in J. Morton

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:49:42 -0700

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) is drawing some interest from the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier reports had 49ers head coach Mike Nolan saying Morton would probably be too expensive for the 49ers.

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Buccaneers | Some Interest in J. Morton

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:49:04 -0700

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) is drawing some interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Saints | Some Interest in J. Morton

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:47:17 -0700

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) is drawing some interest from the New Orleans Saints.

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Bears | No Interest in Free Agent WRs

Fri, 10 Jun 2005 21:35:04 -0700

ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said the team currently has no interest in add a free agent wide receiver, specifically WRs Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) or Koren Robinson (Seahawks). "At this point we feel real good about our receivers," Angelo said.

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49ers | Morton Too Costly?

Fri, 10 Jun 2005 05:30:25 -0700

Roger Phillips, of InsideBayArea.com, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said Thursday, June 9, he feels free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) will cost more money than the team is willing to spend.

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49ers | Some Interest in Morton

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 07:21:49 -0700

Kevin Lynch, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) is the only free agent wide receiver to garner any interest from the San Francisco 49ers. "There are two or three other teams talking to him and we are just staying in the hunt,'' head coach Mike Nolan said.

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Panthers | No Morton in Their Future?

Sun, 05 Jun 2005 07:39:58 -0700

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports the Carolina Panthers have not expressed any interest in free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs) to this point. At 33, he is probably older than they want to get at the position.

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Panthers | Interest in Morton?

Fri, 03 Jun 2005 10:15:58 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers have a need for depth at the wide receiver position and could be interested in free agent WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs).

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Chiefs | Cap Savings: J. Morton

Fri, 03 Jun 2005 08:28:49 -0700

The Capital Journal reports the Kansas City Chiefs saved $2.4 million on their salary cap by releasing WR Johnnie Morton Thursday, June 2.

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Chiefs | Morton Contract Terminated

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 12:28:44 -0700

KcChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs have terminated the contract of WR Johnnie Morton. "We appreciate Johnnie Morton's effort during his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs," Chiefs president Carl Peterson stated. "We wish him the best in the future."

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Chiefs | Morton could Go as Early as Today

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 05:28:16 -0700

Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs could release WR Johnnie Morton as early as Thursday, June 2. The Chiefs would save more than Morton's $3 million salary by waiting until today to release him. They'd also save $2.4 million against their salary cap, and his total cost for this season would be about $786,000. Team president Carl Peterson said he would discuss Morton's status later today.

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Panthers | To Add Veteran WR?

Sun, 29 May 2005 09:19:57 -0700

Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports the Carolina Panthers could look to add a veteran wide receiver after June 1 this year, as there will likely be several free agent options to choose from such as WR Az-Zahir Hakim (Lions) or likely cap casualties Rod Gardner (Redskins) and Johnnie Morton (Chiefs).

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Chiefs | Peterson Says Ask Me June 2

Wed, 18 May 2005 05:53:31 -0700

Adam Teicher, reports for the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs GM Carl Peterson said "Ask me about it on the second of June," when asked if the team planned to release WR Johnnie Morton. A source familiar with the situation said the Chiefs asked Morton for the second straight year to renegotiate his contract to a lower salary and like last year, Morton has refused. As noted earlier, the team asked Morton not to report to spring practices.

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Chiefs | Morton Excused

Tue, 17 May 2005 15:41:50 -0700

KcChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said WR Johnnie Morton has now been excused from all the organized team activities the team will be having. There has been some talk that Morton will be a June 1 salary cap cut, unless he takes a pay cut.

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Chiefs | What to do with Morton?

Tue, 17 May 2005 08:42:00 -0700

Adam Teicher, reports for the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have a decision to make regarding WR Johnnie Morton. He could be released in June if he doesn't agree to a pay cut. The Chiefs invited Morton to participate at this week's practices, and he indicated to them that he would.

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