The Indianapolis Colts today signed quarterback Stephen Morris to the practice squad and waived safety Lee Hightower.
Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, participated in the Colts offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7, 2016. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. Morris spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, he spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).
Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 4, 2016 after spending training camp and the preseason with the team. He was waived by Indianapolis on September 3. Hightower played in 20 games (seven starts) in two seasons (2014-15) at the University of Houston and finished with 65 tackles (40 solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. Prior to transferring to Houston, he started 11-of-15 games at Boise State from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed.
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