The Seahawks added depth at quarterback, signing Stephen Morris on Friday.
Morris, 25, joins the Seahawks after spending time with Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Washington over the past four years.
A two-year starter at the University of Miami, Morris went undrafted in 2014 and signed with the Jaguars. He later spent time on Jacksonville’s and Philadelphia’s practice squads before being signed to the Colts’ active roster late in the 2015 season. The 6-foot-2, 219-pound Morris split time between the active roster and practice squad in Indianapolis in 2016 and was with the Colts through the preseason in 2017. Morris enjoyed a strong 2017 preseason, completing 38 of 56 attempts for 399 yards 1 touchdown and no interceptions. In Indianapolis, Morris worked under current Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who was the Colts’ quarterbacks coach for the past two seasons.
The addition of Morris gives the Seahawks two quarterbacks on their roster, meaning they are almost certain to add more to that position at some point between now and training camp.
Additionally, two players, running back J.D. McKissic and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, signed their exclusive rights free agent tenders this week, meaning they’ll be back with Seattle in 2018.
McKissic appeared in 13 games last season, rushing for 187 yards on 46 carries, including a 30-yard touchdown. McKissic, who has also spent time at receiver during his career, also caught 34 passes for 366 yards and two touchdowns.
Jefferson, a fifth-round pick in 2016, spent much of his rookie season on injured reserve, then was waived prior to the start of the 2017 season and claimed by the Los Angles Rams. After a brief stint with the Rams, Jefferson re-signed with Seattle, appearing in six games recording 6 tackles and 1.0 sacks.