The Philadelphia Eagles claimed former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Stephen Morris via the NFL waiver wire, according to a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This means the Eagles found the third string quarterback they were looking for. With the addition of Morris, Philadelphia's roster now stands at the maximum capacity of 53 players.
Eagles claimed QB Stephen Morris off waivers from Jacksonville; he replaces Tim Tebow.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2015
The 23-year-old Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft. Morris spent the 2014 season on Jacksonville's practice squad. The Jaguars recently waived Morris in their final cuts.
Between his junior and senior years at Miami, Morris combined for 443 completions on 765 attempts (57.9%), 42 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions.
Philadelphia clearly brought Morris in to be their third string quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. He's a developmental player who likely won't be kept active on game day.
Here's a Morris spider graph:
Stay tuned. More information to come.