Seattle now has another QB on its roster other than Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks have signed quarterback Stephen Morris to add depth behind Russell Wilson, a move that comes a day after it was revealed the team had postponed a planned visit by former 49er Colin Kaepernick.
The Seahawks officially announced the signing of Morris Friday afternoon.
The 25-year-old Morris, who has been on the rosters of the Eagles, Jaguars, Colts and Washington in a career that dates to 2014, has never played in a regular season game.
The 6-2, 218-pounder Morris most recently had signed with Washington on Jan. 2 and then was waived on April 9.
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Morris started at Miami-Fla. in 2012 and 2013 and had 7,896 yards with 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in his college career, including throwing for an ACC record 566 yards against North Carolina State in 2012. He also ran for 70 yards on 114 attempts.
Seattle has not had a QB on its roster other than Wilson since releasing Trevone Boykin on March 27 following an investigation (and later an arrest) on a domestic-violence charge.
It was learned Thursday the team had plans to bring in Kaepernick for a visit before postponing those plans when Kaepernick reportedly told the team he could not commit to standing for the national anthem in 2018 and was unclear on his social activism plans going forward. It’s uncertain if the team still has plans to bring in Kaepernick.
Teams typically have at least three quarterbacks on their 90-man roster heading into training camp, if not more, so Seattle can be expected to still add QBs, either through free agency or the draft on April 26-28.