Morrison was cited for flight interference March 1, Jim Owczarski of Packers News reports.
Morrison was not arrested as a result of the incident, which occurred seven days before the Packers' decision to release him. Green Bay saved $2 million toward the cap in 2019 by parting ways with Morrison, so the decision may have come purely from a cost-cutting standpoint, but it's possible that the 24-year-old's citation could dampen his appeal on the open market. Morrison played all 16 games -- including eight starts -- last season, notching 48 tackles and one sack across that span.
The Packers released Morrison on Friday.
After Jake Ryan tore his ACL at the outset of training camp last summer, the Packers tinkered with other options at inside linebacker before landing Morrison via trade in late August. Morrison proceeded to play all 16 games with eight starts, parlaying 28 percent of the defensive snaps and 56.5 percent of those on special teams into 48 tackles and one sack. The 24-year-old will seek out employment elsewhere, though a similar role to that in Green Bay may be the best he can expect.
Morrison topped the 100-tackle mark with the Colts in 2017, but he did not even get halfway there in 2018 following a preseason trade to the Packers that left him playing a far lesser role. The Packers' new coaching staff will likely decide whether or not Morrison returns to Green Bay in 2019.
Morrison has fallen off from his 109 tackles in 2017. He's seen limited snaps this season and has just 39 tackles through 13 games. He'll look to bounce back and finish the season strong as the Packers take on the Bears in Week 15.
Morrison recorded eight tackles (five solo) and a sack across 31 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
The Patriots' offensive line did a great job of protecting Tom Brady all night, but Morrison was able to burst through for a third-down sack late in the third quarter. The linebacker was second on the team in tackles despite only playing in 44 percent of the defensive snaps. If he can continue to produce at this level, there's a good chance Morrison could continue to see increased reps.
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