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Colts 2016 player preview: Quarterback Stephen Morris

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason.  To pass the time until camp, we're taking a look at every player on the Colts' 90-man roster.  Today, we're looking at quarterback Stephen Morris.

Who is he?

Stephen Morris was signed to the Colts' active roster late in the 2015 season off of the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad, as Morris was signed to provide quarterback depth for a Colts team that lacked it.  He originally played collegiately at Miami, where he became one of the most prolific passers in school history (he's third all-time in passing yards, touchdowns, and completions).  He was then signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, though he was cut following the preseason.  The Jaguars signed him to their practice squad shortly thereafter, and late in the season he was promoted to the active roster.  He spent the 2015 offseason, training camp, and preseason with the Jaguars before again getting waived during final roster cuts.  This time, however, he was claimed off of waivers by the Eagles.  A few weeks later, he was released by the Eagles, only to be signed to their practice squad a few days later.  The Colts then signed him to their active roster on December 24.

What is his role?

Stephen Morris is one of just two quarterbacks on the Colts' 90-man roster to be on the team last year (the other is obviously Andrew Luck), and he's an interesting player to keep an eye on as a potential developmental guy or practice squad quarterback.  With Scott Tolzien signed as a free agent it's very likely that the backup quarterback position is already determined, so Morris might be competing for a practice squad spot in training camp.  There's a chance he could outplay Tolzien enough to win the backup spot, but it's unlikely.  At just 23 years of age, however, Morris is a guy that the Colts could choose to continue to work with in some capacity.

What are his chances?

The backup quarterback spot likely will go to Scott Tolzien, but Morris could be a prime candidate for the practice squad.