The Steelers have signed quarterback James Morgan to their practice squad, the team announced on Monday.
Morgan, 24, 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.
The Steelers have not had a quarterback on their practice squad all season, with Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins taking all of the team’s quarterback reps since Josh Dobbs was placed on injured reserve before the start of the season.
But Roethlisberger missed Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after testing positive for COVID-19 and its unclear when he will be able to return to practice.
The Steelers released defensive tackle Isaiah Mack to make room for Morgan on the practice squad. The team has two open spots on its 53-man roster with Roethlisberger and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on the COVID-19 Reserve List.