Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan hauls in a long pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of a preseason game Aug. 15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints have suspended wide receiver Joseph Morgan for reasons that were not immediately disclosed.

Saints coach Sean Payton made the announcement Tuesday in his lone meeting with reporters before the team plays at Carolina on Thursday.

Morgan has been a member of the Saints since 2011 but has only appeared in 15 games. Fourteen of those games were in 2012, when he caught 10 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns. He missed all of 2011 and 2013 because of preseason knee injuries.

Morgan appeared in the season opener at Atlanta this year but did not make a catch.