INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Stephen Morris’ stay on the Indianapolis Colts’ active roster was brief.
The team waived its No. 3 quarterback Wednesday and signed free-agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin.
Melvin’s addition probably was necessitated by the rash of injuries at the position. Vontae Davis (ankle) won’t play in Sunday’s opener against Detroit while the status of Darius Butler (ankle) is uncertain.
Morris was one of the Colts’ feel-good stories during the preseason. He was one of the NFL’s most productive quarterbacks, completing 39-of-61 passes for 531 yards with four touchdowns, one interception and a 106.7 rating.
Morris’ departure – he might return on the practice squad – leaves the team with two QBs: Andrew Luck and Scott Tolzien.
The 6-2, 193-pound Melvin has appeared in 12 career games with two starts. He has spent time with New England, Baltimore, Miami and Tampa Bay. He originally signed with the Buccaneers in 2013 as an undrafted rookie out of Northern Illinois.