Quarterback Josh Portis has signed a two-year deal with the Seahawks, the team announced last night.
He spent most of 2012 in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.
The Seahawks are familiar with Portis, who originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of California University (Pa.) on July 26, 2011.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Portis spent his rookie year on Seattle’s 53-man roster behind Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. He saw action in the preseason and was active for one game during the regular season (10/23) when Jackson could not play due to injury, serving as a backup to Whitehurst in a loss to the Cleveland Browns.
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.