Jon Morgan had options as an undrafted free agent.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to sign him to compete for a job at linebacker. The Tennessee Titans called when he was on the phone with the Detroit Lions. And the Rams inquired about bringing him to St. Louis, after he already had decided on Detroit.

Morgan, a New York native and three-year starter at the University of Albany, said one of his first conversations with the Lions the night of the draft was with linebackers coach Matt Burke, an avowed Boston Red Sox fan who needled his new linebacker about his hometown New York Yankees.

It was lighthearted conversation, and one that has Morgan joking that he’s preparing for paybacks.

“He was trying to get on me,” Morgan said at Ping’s Celebrity Golf Outing today in Saline, the charity golf tournament run by his agent, Dr. D.S. Ping. “He was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be interesting. It’s going to be real interesting, Boston and New York.’ I’m not an avid baseball fan, but still I’m probably going to rock a New York hat right in front of him and see what he says.”

Morgan worked mostly with the third-string defense during organized team activities and minicamp and has an outside chance at winning a spot on the 53-man roster.