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Eagles sign Thad Lewis, release Stephen Morris

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The Eagles made a few roster moves on Monday afternoon.

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The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran quarterback Thad Lewis on Monday. In order to make room for him on the 53-man roster, the team waived former third string quarterback Stephen Morris. The addition of Lewis does not come as a surprise. The Eagles worked him out last year and then again just a few weeks ago.

The 27-year-old Lewis originally signed with the St. Louis Rams after going undrafted out of Duke following the 2010 NFL Draft. Lewis, who measures in at 6-0, 200 pounds, has bounced around the league since then. Lewis has made six starts in seven career appearances. Five of those starts came with the Buffalo Bills in 2013. He's 2-4 as a starter. For his career, he's thrown 115 completions on 189 attempts (60.8%) for 1,296 yards (6.9 average), five touchdowns, and four interceptions.

The team brought in Lewis to likely be the third string quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and backup Mark Sanchez. Lewis will likely be inactive on game day.

The Eagles must have not liked what they saw out of the 23-year-old Morris after claiming him off waivers from Jacksonville in early September. It's worth noting Morris is still practice squad eligible.

Speaking of practice squad, the Eagles made a minor change there as well. The team signed tight end Chris Pantale and released Connor Hamlett.

Clearly, the Eagles' season is now saved.