Josh Morgan Says He Received Death Threats, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 20, 2012

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan made a big mistake in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams. So big, in fact, that it might not have been a loss had Morgan not made the error.


Unfortunately, that was enough to bring out the worst from a small collection of society's worst. 

The worst of the worst—that's what Morgan encountered on Twitter after committing that costly penalty in the final moments in St. Louis.

"I heard everything, especially when they get you on Twitter and are sending you death threats and wishing you bad things and your first born," Morgan said on Wednesday, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. "You see it all. You hear it all. You never let it get to you, especially with me being from D.C."

For those few bad apples who clearly lack perspective on life and the place sports is supposed to have in it, I feel sorry for you.

Here's what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division:


Dallas Cowboys

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News says it's unlikely Jason Witten is in decline, but suggests his best days might be behind him. Wouldn't that logically mean he's in decline?

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram updates us on the injured starting safeties. It's bad news for Gerald Sensabaugh, but good news for Barry Church.


New York Giants

Tom Rock of Newsday writes that Prince Amukamara is finally ready to make his 2012 debut—meet Cam Newton, Prince.

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Hakeem Nicks is the Week 2 NFC Offensive Player of the Week. However, he won't be able to defend that title in Week 3 because he's already been ruled out against the Carolina Panthers.


Philadelphia Eagles

Jeremy Maclin didn't practice on Wednesday, according to the team's official website. There's a chance he takes a seat on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after aggravating his hip injury against the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL Films captured some great audio and video footage from the Baltimore game, and's Sheil Kapadia has put it all together in one place.


Washington Redskins

So much for special-teams coach Danny Smith getting canned after another blocked punt on Sunday. Smith has been given a contract extension, along with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post.

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times relays that Josh Wilson and Fred Davis are on the right track and practicing despite "head injuries."