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Wednesday moves: QB Stephen Morris activated


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars got a bit deeper at quarterback Wednesday.

With Blake Bortles' status for Thursday's prime-time game against the Tennessee Titans uncertain, the Jaguars on Wednesday signed quarterback Stephen Morris from their practice squad.

Morris, a rookie free agent from the University of Miami, has spent the entire season on the practice squad. The Jaguars signed him shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft and he has practiced with the Jaguars all season.

He played under Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch during the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Miami.

Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft and a starter since Week 4, sustained a mid-foot sprain Sunday against the Ravens. Head Coach Gus Bradley Wednesday said he liked how Bortles has progressed this week and that the Jaguars are leaning toward playing Bortles.

Bortles' game status is expected to be decided a couple of hours before kickoff Thursday. He was listed as questionable on the team's final injury report of the week Wednesday.

If he can't play, backup Chad Henne will start.

The Jaguars also on Wednesday placed linebacker Khairi Fortt on injured reserve, and signed third-year safety Matt Daniels from the practice squad. Fortt played three games with the Jaguars this season and has been inactive the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Daniels played in six games in 2012-2013 for St. Louis.

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