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Josh Portis signing official

Post by Eric Williams on April 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm with 10 Comments »
April 3, 2013 5:31 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announce that quarterback Josh Portis has been re-signed to a two-year deal. Portis spent all of 2012 on the practice squad, and was released in November.

Portis, 25, had signed a contract to play for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL, so I don’t know what type of moves the Seahawks had to do for him to wiggle out of the contract. But with Portis in the fold, Seattle now has two quarterbacks on the roster as the team is set to begin offseason workouts on April 15.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    No need to get another qb. We have the great Wilson. We now have a decent backup in portis,( that can learn from Wilson) and we have a few former QBs on this team that can play in a pinch.

    “Let the good times roll.”

  2. jawpeace says:

    Portis is a major unknown. I personally would hold off on calling him a decent back up until I see more from him. All I remember is one great preseason game against the chargers. That game he was running on instincts as it was shortly after the lock-out had just ended and he had only been practicing a couple of weeks.
    His skills set could step in for Wilson running the option offense. But still I would prefer that they sign a vet with a little more experience.

    Speaking of Vets. I am really surprised that the Hawks did not resign Branch as he only signed a one year 3 mil deal with Buffalo. To me the Hawks should have resigned him for that instead of letting him go to another team.

  3. bird_spit says:

    I hope Portis is ready this year. This is his first real offseason. Last year was a joke for him.

  4. We don’t have a backup quarterback yet. If/when Wilson gets injured, we are screwed. Portis is camp fodder. There is no way this is the only plan PC and JS are working on for a backup QB. They need a veteran and they know it.

  5. Joke is it more credit than it was due. I went to a few of the training camp sessions last year and never saw him do anything other than WR drills ( in those practices) I am sure he did- just not when I was there.

    I want to see him get a real shot at contributing to the team.- no not as starter – butas a guy that will get reps in practice and play some more in the preseason.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    While I’m sure they’ll draft a QB, I’d still like to see them sign a vet, for at least training camp.

  7. Portis hasn’t really been given a chance because of the lockout his rookie year, and Hawks QB competition last year. He very well might be backup material kinda like Seneca Wallace, basically go 2-2 or 3-1 if RW gets hurt, and our running game picks up the slack.

    I wouldn’t mind drafting a QB, but I’d rather sign another cheap QB (Thigpen, Lienart, Young, Dixon if cut) and try to draft BPA throught the draft hopefully landing us a DT, OLB, RT, TE, G, CB, Wr.

  8. Might not happen until draft day, but I’d still like to see Schneider trade for Tarvaris Jackson. The Bills now have Kevin Kolb along with draft picks 8, 41, and 71 to draft their QB of the future. Seahawks have an extra 5th round pick, and that would be a nice swap for a trustworthy backup QB who knows Bevell’s system.

  9. bigmike04 says:

    Dennis Dixson will probably not get cut as Eagles did spend good money to get him & since the feeling is that, he is the favorite to possiblity start due to him knowing Chip Kelly offensive playbook because played for him at Oregon as Kelly wanted to bring him in..

  10. Sarcasticus says:

    Whether they bring in a vet or not, I really want Portis to have the opportunity to throw the ball. I don’t it to be the same situation for him where he is buried on the depth chart. Hopefully, he will push for time through his play.

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