The Eagles found their third quarterback on Sunday by claiming Stephen Morris off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Morris will fill the 53d spot on the roster and take the role that coach Chip Kelly did not think Tim Tebow was good enough to occupy.
Morris, 23, was an undrafted rookie from Miami in 2014. He spent last season on the Jaguars' practice squad. Morris continued with the Jaguars during the summer. He went 23 of 42 for 242 yards and one touchdown in three preseason games. He also rushed for a touchdown.
Morris is 6-foot-2 and 218 pounds, and his 4.63-second 40-yard dash was the second fastest of all quarterbacks at the 2014 Scouting Combine. He went 17-13 in 30 starts at college, where he was a two-time captain for his hometown Hurricanes.
Morris will go behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez on the Eagles' quarterback depth chart. The Eagles have activated their third-string quarterback time 11 times during the last two seasons.
Even with almost leaguewide activity on the waiver wire Sunday, no player that the Eagles waived Saturday was claimed by another team.
The practice squad
The Eagles agreed to terms with all 10 players for their practice squad: Offensive linemen Brett Boyko and Malcolm Bunche, cornerback Randall Evans, wide receiver Freddie Martino, defensive end Brian Mihalik, running back Raheem Mostert, tight end Chris Pantale, wide receiver Quron Pratt, safety Ed Reynolds, and linebacker Deontae Skinner.
Each player except for Pantale was with the team during the preseason. Pantale, 25, is a Boston College product who played five games with the Jets in 2014. He spent training camp with the Chicago Bears.
The practice squad does not include Roxborough native Rasheed Bailey, who was a popular player during the preseason because of his hometown connection.