A pair of former Trojans are reunited again. Linebacker Mike Morgan signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks March 19, keeping him in Seattle. After visiting with the Steelers on March 18, he decided to stay with head coach Pete Carroll, something that has been a common theme throughout both of their football careers.
Morgan has been a part of the Seahawks since the 2011 campaign and also played for Carroll at USC before he left the Trojans head post to take the job in Seattle prior to the 2010 season.
Morgan is a versatile player, as he saw most of his time on special teams last season, but also made a couple of starts throughout the course of the year. He notched 17 tackles and one sack, the first of his NFL career.
A Trojan from 2007-2010, his best season came as a junior in 2009 as he tallied 49 tackles (27 solo, 22 assisted) and four sacks. The September 12 contest against Ohio State was Morgan's bests one of the season as he notched seven total tackles (3 solo, four assisted) in an 18-15 win at "The Horseshoe."
That year, the Trojans finished the season 9-4 and beat Boston College 24-13 in the Emerald Bowl, ending the season ranked No. 24 in the country.
This could be an underrated signing for the Seahawks as dependable linebacker Bruce Irvin is now a member of the Oakland Raiders. Morgan has the chance to provide depth to an already strong linebacker core as the self-proclaimed "Legion of Boom" looks to make another Super Bowl run.