The broken clavicle suffered by Marquess Wilson, who had all but secured the job at No. 3 wide receiver, created a critical need for an offense that counted on nickel wideout Earl Bennett for 32 receptions last season. Those catches were good for four touchdowns and 13 first downs and need to be replaced, a second time now with Wilson down.
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Eric Weems has had the best training camp among receivers not named Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall and Wilson. But the most experienced wideout in the hunt now is former San Francisco and Washington receiver Josh Morgan, who knows an opportunity when he sees one.
“They’re looking for someone to step up and I’m doing everything I can to make that be me,” Morgan said. “It’s definitely more of a learning curve because Marquess and I weren’t playing the same position. “So I definitely have to learn everything to have that flexibility and they can trust me to know what I’m supposed to do at all three positions.”