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Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Receiver Joseph Morgan catches a pass during Saints practice Sunday in Metairie.

A few minutes with ... WR Joseph Morgan

Receiver Joseph Morgan is known for his speed. That’s not a bad thing. Yet Morgan wants to be known for more than fly routes. He also wants to make an impact on short routes, intermediate routes — all routes. That can happen, as long as his surgically repaired knee continues to heal.

The Advocate: How close are you to being fully healthy?

Joseph Morgan: I wouldn’t call myself 100 percent right now at this point, but I’m getting there. I’m somewhere between 90 and 100, where I’m able to go out and run and not show anything (that’s wrong with me) visually to anyone else. I just know there are things that are still wrong that I need to work on, and I’m getting close to that point.

TA: You’ve put in a lot of work on intermediate routes; can you tell us more about that?

JM: That’s something that I’ve been doing since I’ve gotten into the league. I’m a speed guy, everyone says, so it’s harder for us to transition in other routes. I guess being hurt and not being able to get up to top-end speed right away, working with my intermediate route-running was one of the things I had to work on.

TA: How would you compare this season of competition to previous competitions with former Saints Lance Moore and Devery Henderson?

JM: The receiving group’s one of the best ones we’ve had since I have been here. ... We all help each other out, but at the end of the day we still have to go out and compete against one another. It’s healthy competition.

Monday’s injury report

OUT: WR Brandin Cooks, CB Keenan Lewis, FB Erik Lorig, WR Andy Tanner, S Jairus Byrd, LB Victor Butler, CB Terrence Frederick, CB Rod Sweeting, CB Patrick Robinson, LB Khairi Fortt

LIMITED: CB Champ Bailey, G Ben Grubbs

Practice schedule

Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Saints practice facility, Metairie

Wednesday: 7-9 p.m. at Mandeville High School

Thursday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Saints practice facility, Metairie

NOTE: Practices are open to the public, but weather or other factors can change the schedule.