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.
Morrison, who has been impressive throughout training camp, has a chance to make the 53-man roster, Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official site reports.
According to the report, Morrison's strengths align nicely with newly minted defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's system. Morrison seemingly has positioned himself to make a strong case for a roster spot with 53-man cuts looming in the near distance. Even if he makes the team, however, it's likely Morrison will be of most service on special teams.
The Packers appeared to get the better end of the deal here, as Pipkins projects to be a special teams player while Morrison led the Colts with 109 tackles in 2017. Green Bay needed depth at linebacker after Jake Ryan tore his ACL and Oren Burks suffered a shoulder injury before the third preseason game. If Burks' injury is serious, Morrison could be the Week 1 starter.
Morrison started all 15 games for Indianapolis and finished the season as the team's top tackler. The 23-year-old looked to take a step forward in his sophomore season and likely heads into 2018 as a presumed starter at inside linebacker for the Colts.
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