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cmh6476
06-21-2005, 03:57 PM
49ers Sign Johnnie Morton
Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The San Francisco 49ers have added a veteran presence to their offensive unit, signing wide receiver Johnnie Morton to a two-year contract.

Morton has been one of the NFL’s most consistently productive performers at his position in recent years, registering four 1,000-yard campaigns in his career.

The 6-0, 185-pound wide receiver from the University of Southern California has started 146 games in his 11-year career. Morton has caught 603 passes for 8,431 yards and 43 touchdowns in his career. An established big-play threat, Morton has 116 career receptions over 20 yards and 19 catches over 40 yards.

“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.”

Morton will be reunited with wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan who coached him at Detroit from 1997-01. Under Sullivan, Morton had his best statistical season, catching 77 passes for 1,154 yards and four touchdowns in 2001.

Morton started 104-of-126 games as a Lion, adding 469 catches for 6,499 yards and 35 touchdowns. He finished his Detroit career as the second leading receiver in Lions history both in terms of catches and yardage.

He joined the Chiefs in March of 2002 as a free agent. Morton started 12 games last season for Kansas City, catching 55 passes for 795 yards and three touchdowns.

http://www.sf49ers.com/newsroom/DisplayNews.asp?newsid=2441

Brock
06-21-2005, 03:58 PM
“Johnnie is our kind of guy.”

Yeah, probably.

Thig Lyfe
06-21-2005, 03:58 PM
Yeah, probably.

Heh heh.

ROYC75
06-21-2005, 03:59 PM
Oh so sad to hear.......Not.

DaKCMan AP
06-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Johnny Morton in San Francisco? A perfect match, on and off the field ROFL

tk13
06-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Coulda been worse. They could've signed Freddie Mit... oh, wait.

The Bad Guy
06-21-2005, 04:03 PM
I'm sure everyone will miss J-Mo's friendly demeanor in River Falls this year.

Marcellus
06-21-2005, 04:04 PM
"Morton has been one of the NFL’s most consistently productive performers at his position in recent years, registering four 1,000-yard campaigns in his career."


You have got to be freaking kidding me. I believe "recent" years would be the last 2 in KC where he was no where near consistant.

BIG_DADDY
06-21-2005, 04:08 PM
Friggen 9ers

StcChief
06-21-2005, 04:11 PM
Gay a$$ MF 49ers can have him. Open wide Johnnie.

Sure to disappoint there, Wait he's playing in the weak NFCW. He will probably be a star.

jspchief
06-21-2005, 04:16 PM
"An established big play threat..."

What?

I'm not as down on Morton as many here, but this article must have been written by the 49ers PR department.

Cochise
06-21-2005, 04:22 PM
I'm surprised it took 5 posts to make the "Morton and San Franthithco - a match made in heaven" connection.

Phobia
06-21-2005, 04:24 PM
I'm surprised it took 5 posts to make the "Morton and San Franthithco - a match made in heaven" connection.

I know - it'th tho thocking.

ExtremeChief
06-21-2005, 04:40 PM
Thuper!!!!! You go Jonny!!!

http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Big_Gay_Al_figure.jpg

chop
06-21-2005, 04:44 PM
I wonder how much money he signed for.

chop
06-21-2005, 04:48 PM
Now if Garcia were still there, there would be other meanings to the two hooking up.

the Talking Can
06-21-2005, 05:00 PM
omg...perfect

Inspector
06-21-2005, 05:06 PM
Now if Garcia were still there, there would be other meanings to the two hooking up.
ROFL

BIG_DADDY
06-21-2005, 05:19 PM
9ers are terrible. What a way to end your career.

Skip Towne
06-21-2005, 05:51 PM
Morton's a Niner? That's thwell. :thailor:

Dayze
06-21-2005, 06:08 PM
was he an UFA? Or RFA..

If he was an RFA, would that mean the Niner's would have to absorb his contract?

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:10 PM
The perfect place for him....simply 'mah-velous :rolleyes:

Wile_E_Coyote
06-21-2005, 06:12 PM
I wonder how much money he signed for.

anything over $765,000 would be too much
http://nflpa.org/Agents/main.asp?subPage=CBA+Extension+Features

Deberg_1990
06-21-2005, 07:00 PM
Morton has a 1000 yard year this year. Bank on it. The Alex Smith to Johnny Morton combo will be unstoppable!

BoroChief
06-21-2005, 07:08 PM
Johnnie Morton goes from one of the most prolific offenses in which he couldn't get it done to one of the most pathetic offenses where he has no one to get him the damn ball. oh isn't that ironic. Perfect fit in my view in more ways than one

milkman
06-21-2005, 07:26 PM
was he an UFA? Or RFA..

If he was an RFA, would that mean the Niner's would have to absorb his contract?

UFA.
He was cut.

Wrasse
06-21-2005, 07:28 PM
“He is a hard-working professional who will be a great example to our young receivers.”
ROFL

Poor 49ers...

milkman
06-21-2005, 07:30 PM
When (if) Morton gets the chance to do the Worm, I'm pretty sure a camera shot into the stands will look something like this:

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Otter
06-21-2005, 07:40 PM
Thuper!!!!! You go Jonny!!!

http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Big_Gay_Al_figure.jpg

Is he really gay or is this all planet speculation?

NTTIAWWT

chop
06-21-2005, 07:44 PM
Is he really gay or is this all planet speculation?

NTTIAWWT


I think it comes from Matt Millen calling him a "pillow biter". I'm not sure if he is or is not.

tommykat
06-21-2005, 07:48 PM
ROFL Dv sends Az there and now Morton signs? :pROFL

Valiant
06-21-2005, 07:49 PM
I think it comes from Matt Millen calling him a "pillow biter". I'm not sure if he is or is not.



He is a nfl athlete that is never seen out with ladies, and had to have a radio station here in town get him one, which from what i remember went horrible... Basically he got called gay by a owner, and backs it up with never being seen in public with women...

chop
06-21-2005, 07:50 PM
ROFL Dv sends Az there and now Morton signs? :pROFL


Two different places. New Orleans and San Francisco.

tommykat
06-21-2005, 08:01 PM
Two different places. New Orleans and San Francisco.

Whatever............just found it funny. I'm bad.....:Poke::BS:

chop
06-21-2005, 08:03 PM
Whatever............just found it funny. I'm bad.....:Poke::BS:

I'm confused (not Johnnie Morton confused). Found what funny?

royr17
06-21-2005, 08:15 PM
Lol, the 49ers have now been officially labeled DUMB9ERS.

The Bad Guy
06-21-2005, 08:18 PM
He is a nfl athlete that is never seen out with ladies, and had to have a radio station here in town get him one, which from what i remember went horrible... Basically he got called gay by a owner, and backs it up with never being seen in public with women...

And he acts like he has his period when people try to ask him for his autograph.

I'm glad he's gone for no other reason than he's a complete asshole to fans.

|Zach|
06-21-2005, 08:20 PM
Lol, the 49ers have now been officially labeled DUMB9ERS.
Ya?

|Zach|
06-21-2005, 08:20 PM
Wow, Johnny Morton and Brandon Lloyd on the same team. Drama...

beavis
06-21-2005, 08:30 PM
I wonder how much money he signed for.
Two gerbils and a tube of KY.

chop
06-21-2005, 08:32 PM
Two gerbils and a tube of KY.

and if he gets 5 td's this year he gets a date with Richard Gere.

oaklandhater
06-21-2005, 10:30 PM
Lol, the 49ers have now been officially labeled DUMB9ERS.


I cant belive there happy about morton there makeing fun of us for not keeping him ROFL

T-post Tom
06-21-2005, 10:30 PM
Head Coach Mike Nolan was really impressed with Morton's committment to being a professional. While sharing a dinner at the local bath house, Morton ordered a 'tossed salad.' Nolan said, "Yeah, most new players go for a big messy slab of meat when I bring them here. Not Johnny, he really pays attention to what he puts in his mouth."

Rausch
06-21-2005, 10:37 PM
This right here is a photoshop dream thread...

kchero
06-21-2005, 10:43 PM
On a serious note, It goes to show you where Johnnie's priorities are. Here we have an "ageing veteran" in the NFL that has very limited time left in the game and instead of trying to contend for Ring while he has time left he goes ahead and signs with the worst team in the NFL....Just goes to show you that he is motivated only by the money and not by the game itself.

keg in kc
06-21-2005, 10:48 PM
Just goes to show you that he is motivated only by the money and not by the game itself.He ain't motivated by money (2-year contract) he's motivated by playing at home in california.

Bwana
06-21-2005, 11:03 PM
LMAO Fantastic place for Gaylord to end his football days.

Taco John
06-21-2005, 11:12 PM
This thread is far different than the one I remembered when Morton signed with KC.

Bwana
06-21-2005, 11:20 PM
This thread is far different than the one I remembered when Morton signed with KC.

But not much different than the threads posted after we watched him play for a few games. Johni "hands of stone" Morton.

SoCalBronco
06-21-2005, 11:36 PM
Elton Johnnie Morton

Chiefs Pantalones
06-21-2005, 11:40 PM
Who says you can't go home again.

King_Chief_Fan
06-22-2005, 06:17 AM
This thread is far different than the one I remembered when Morton signed with KC.

yeah, you might be right........kind of reminds me of the thread of
PRIEEESSST, Meet your new friend when the donkeys signed Dalton, and...well, you know the rest of the story.

Kerberos
06-22-2005, 06:24 AM
LMAO Fantastic place for Gaylord to end his football days.


Gaylord????

His name is GAY FOCKER???

:D



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