ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are expected to bring back Josh Portis. He was released from the practice squad two days after the team’s 24-21 loss at Miami on Nov. 25.
The Seahawks signed Portis out of California (Pa.) as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011. At 6-3 and 213 pounds, Portis is a rangy athlete who showed promise during preseason play, finishing 10 of 24 for 124 yards and a touchdown pass in two exhibition appearances in 2011 as a rookie. Portis also ran 10 times for 51 yards.
Portis, 25, spent his rookie season on Seattle’s 53-man roster, and was active for one game against Cleveland, serving as the backup for Charlie Whitehurst when Tarvaris Jackson could not play because of a pectoral injury.