The Denver Broncos have claimed center Patrick Morris off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report by Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver.
Morris, 24, was waived by the Steelers on Monday. He spend two games on the 53-man roster while starting center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended.
Morris originally joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of TCU in 2018. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman spent all of 2018 on the practice squad, was signed to a futures contract for the 2019 season, and was once again signed to the practice squad at the outset of this year’s training camp. He has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Second-string center B.J. Finney started for the Steelers in Pouncey’s absence and will remain the team’s primary backup at center and guard. The Steelers also have center J.C. Hassenauer on their practice squad.
Morris is the second Steelers player claimed off waivers this season by the Broncos this season, joining wide receiver and punt returner Diontae Spencer, who was waived before the beginning of the regular season.
The Steelers’ 53-man roster is full, though they have a roster exemption for Pouncey that runs through Wednesday at 4 p.m.