Report: Hawks sign Stephen Morris as backup QB, not Colin Kaepernick

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Stephen Morris (6) looks for an opening to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In search of a backup quarterback option, the Seahawks have reportedly agreed to sign Stephen Morris, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This news comes one day after Seattle reportedly cancelled Colin Kaepernick's visit over his unwillingness to tell the Seahawks whether he'd protest during the national anthem in 2018.

Morris, 25, entered the league as an undrafted player out of Miami in 2014. Signed by Jacksonville in May 2014, Morris has mostly been a training-camp arm during offseasons, a practice-squad arm during the regular season and an inactive arm on game days. He's had stints with the Jaguars, Colts, Eagles and Redskins, though Morris has yet to play in an NFL game.

Seattle needs a backup for Russell Wilson after releasing Trevone Boykin, who in March was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury for allegedly hitting and choking his longtime girlfriend. (Boykin later refuted the accusations.)

The Seahawks may add a quarterback in the draft later this month, or sign an undrafted free agent, but for now Morris is the only other QB on the roster.

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