NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The New Orleans Saints made another move toward strengthening their linebacker corps, signing former Carolina Panthers player Dan Morgan.
A team spokesman confirmed the signing but did not disclose the terms of the contract. Morgan's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not want to discuss the contract with the media, a person answering the phone in his office said Friday.
The 29-year-old Morgan, made the Pro Bowl after the 2004 season but was sidelined by serious injuries for most of the past two seasons before his release from Carolina.
Last season, he played only three games because of an Achilles' tendon injury. The year before, a concussion forced him to miss all but one game.
Morgan has played mostly middle linebacker in Carolina, but would likely be moved to the weak side, given that the Saints recently traded for former Jets middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma and recently re-signed Mark Simoneau, the Saints' starter at middle linebacker for the past two seasons.
Scott Shanle has started the past two seasons on the weak side, while Scott Fujita, a 2007 defensive captain, starts on the strong side.
In seven NFL seasons, all with Carolina, Morgan has started in all 59 games in which he has played, making or assisting on 386 total tackles to go with seven sacks and five interceptions.

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