Seahawks Sign Backup Quarterback Josh Portis
A deal that was announced earlier this week was made official Wednesday, with the Seahawks signing quarterback Josh Portis to a two year contract.
Portis was originally signed in 2011 as an undrafted rookie free agent from California University in Pennsylvania. Portis had been on the roster of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Portis spent his rookie year on Seattle’s 53-man roster behind Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst.
Portis was released during the Seahawks’ final roster cut down in September before the 2012 season and then added to the team’s practice squad, where he spent time until he was released after the team’s Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins. That move left Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn as the only two quarterbacks on Seattle’s roster.
Now, three days after Flynn has been traded to the Oakland Raiders, Wilson and Portis makeup the current players at the quarterback position for Seattle.
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