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Ravens sign former Saint Joe Morgan to add wide receiver depth

The Ravens have signed two of the three wide receivers that they worked out Tuesday, adding former New Orleans Saint Joe Morgan to their active roster and Chuck Jacobs to their practice squad.

Hakeem Nicks, the former New York Giant standout, also worked out for team officials, but the Ravens will pass on signing him for now.

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The addition of two receivers to the organization comes a couple of days after the Ravens lost top target, Steve Smith Sr., to a season-ending Achilles injury. Smith was placed on injured reserve, opening up a 53-man spot for Morgan. The Ravens cut tight end Konrad Reuland from their practice squad to make room for Jacobs.

Morgan, 27, played parts of the past five seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He was cut by the Saints about two weeks ago after being active for just two games this season. He did not have a catch this season.

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Known for his speed, Morgan has 14 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns in 21 career NFL games. He hurt the Ravens last year on Monday Night Football, catching one pass for 62 yards and having one rushing attempt for 67 yards in the Ravens' victory over the Saints.

Jacobs, 25, was on the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad in 2013, but he spent last season on injured reserve after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the first preseason game against the Ravens.

The moves leave the Ravens with seven wide receivers on their 53-man roster: Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Chris Givens, Jeremy Ross, Jeremy Butler, Breshad Perriman and Morgan; and two on their practice squad: Jacobs and Daniel Brown.

They now have four wide receivers on injured reserve: Smith, Michael Campanaro (River Hill), Darren Waller and Cam Worthy.

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