When the Eagles' roster deadline passed on Saturday afternoon, they had 52 players on their team and not 53. The Eagles filled it on Sunday when they claimed quarterback Stephen Morris off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars to be the team's third quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.
"As soon as Jacksonville decided to keep two quarterbacks, I told (David Caldwell), the (general manager) over there, that I wanted to be in Jacksonville, hopefully I'll be able to come back on the practice squad with those guys and we were saying if anything happens, where another team claims you, obviously I had the opportunity to come here and be on the active roster," Morris said. "It kind of worked out in both ways."
Morris was signed as a rookie free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft and spent a lot of time on the practice squad last season. However, in December, he was brought up to the active 53-man roster when Blake Bortles' suffered a foot sprain.
"It's sad to leave Jacksonville. I loved it over there with those guys. David and Gus (Bradley, the head coach) are definitely going in the right direction, but I'm excited to be here and this is a great opportunity, not only for me but for this whole team," Morris said. "They're definitely going in the right direction and I'm just happy to be here and to help in any way that I can."
Morris has not even been an Eagle for a full week, but already has an idea of how head coach Chip Kelly runs his offense.
"When we scrimmage, try to go fast, make the right decision. I think that's the most important thing in this offense, as well as playing quarterback for any other offense, is you want to make the right decisions," he said. "But, I think it's kind of magnified in this offense, especially."
Find out how Eagles fans reacted to the acquisition of Morris in the interview above.