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- The Seattle Seahawks have signed the little-known quarterback Stephen Morris.
- The move came one day after the Seahawks reportedly postponed a meeting with Colin Kaepernick over his refusal to say whether he would kneel during the national anthem.
- It is unclear whether the two moves are related, but the proximity of the signing is eyebrow-raising.
The Seattle Seahawks have signed the little-known quarterback Stephen Morris, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Usually, the signing of an undrafted player who has spent most of his career on the practice squads of several teams would not warrant much attention. But this signing is raising eyebrows because it came on the heels of a report suggesting the Seahawks were having second thoughts about even talking to Colin Kaepernick.
On Thursday, ESPN reported that the Seahawks had “postponed” a scheduled meeting with Kaepernick when he refused to say whether he would kneel during the national anthem if signed.
It is unclear whether the two things are directly related – it is the offseason, teams can carry extra quarterbacks, and it is possible the Seahawks had interest in signing both quarterbacks – but the optics of the move have certainly caught the attention of people around the NFL.
so they didnt wait on kaep…aint no surprise https://t.co/IwgHjiye7c
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) April 13, 2018
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 13, 2018
Well, if anything were to happen to Russell Wilson (which I hope doesn't happen), the Seahawks should feel pretty good about a guy with a grand total of zero career pass attempts stepping in. https://t.co/wjl3g26FRj
— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) April 13, 2018
Morris most recently played an organized football game at the University of Miami during the 2013 season. He went undrafted and has since been on the practice squads of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Indianapolis Colts. He has never thrown an NFL pass.