The Pittsburgh Steelers have released quarterback James Morgan from their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.
Morgan, 24, was signed by the team last Monday to serve as an extra arm while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on the COVID-19 Reserve List and was forced to miss practice all last week.
With Roethlisberger returning to play in Sunday’s game, Morgan’s services were no longer needed. Dwayne Haskins will resume his role as the Steelers’ primary scout team quarterback.
Morgan is in his second professional season out of FIU. The 6-foot-4, 229-pound Wisconsin native was a fourth-round pick of the New York Jets in 2020, but was waived by New York this August after not appearing in a game. He was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad on Sept. 2 and remained there until being released Nov. 12.