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Josh Portis | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
College: California (PA)
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Ex-Seahawks QB Josh Portis has signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
He appears to be taking "Big" Mike Williams' roster spot. A 2011 undrafted free agent, Portis spent 2012 on the practice squad. He was waived from the Seahawks' offseason roster late last month. Mon, Jun 3, 2013 11:28:00 AM

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Seahawks waived QB Josh Portis.

Portis was arrested earlier in the month on suspicion of drunk driving. With all of the off-field problems surrounding the Seahawks, Portis didn't stand a chance to make it much longer. Jerrod Johnson is locked in as the Seahawks' No. 3 quarterback, but it's uncertain if they'll keep three signal callers.
Tue, May 21, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Reserve Seahawks QB Josh Portis was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunk driving.

He'll be arraigned on May 28. A 2011 undrafted free agent, Portis spent his entire rookie year on the active roster before being relegated to the practice squad for most of 2012. The arrest certainly hurts his chances of earning No. 3 duties behind Russell Wilson and Brady Quinn. Portis is competing with Jerrod Johnson.
Mon, May 20, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed QB Josh Portis to a two-year contract.

The soon-to-be 26-year-old will get another look this summer after being cut from the practice squad in November. Portis has never appeared in an NFL game, but he brings some athleticism to the table. He totaled 3,870 yards and 36 touchdowns in 2010 while at Division II California (PA).
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 08:14:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Seahawks plan to re-sign free agent QB Josh Portis.

Portis was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 draft, but he has never appeared in an NFL game. The soon-to-be 26-year-old was cut from the practice squad last November.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 09:47:00 PM

GM John Schneider insists the Seahawks are "really excited" about the potential of second-year QB Josh Portis.

"He had a phenomenal preseason," said Schneider, "and made a lot of progress throughout the year as well." Schneider once again emphasized that the team will not make any panic moves at quarterback, such as "giving up draft choices to go get somebody" or "guaranteeing somebody a ton of money that you're not quite sure is the guy that's going to get you over the hump." That would seem to rule out RGIII and Matt Flynn.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Seahawks declared QB Josh Portis, OT Jarriel King, OG Paul Fanaika, DL Pep Levingston, LB Malcolm Smith, CB Phillip Adams, and S Jeron Johnson inactive for Week 17 at Arizona.

The Seahawks are relatively healthy for the season's final week. Marshawn Lynch is the only recommended fantasy play against an improving young Cardinals defense.
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Seahawks declared QB Josh Portis, S Jeron Johnson, DB Kennard Cox, LB Adrian Moten, OL Mike Gibson, OL Paul Fanaika, and DE Pep Levingston inactive for Week 14 against St. Louis.

There are no surprises here. Tarvaris Jackson will start at quarterback, and be backed up by Charlie Whitehurst. Portis is third on the QB depth chart.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 07:12:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks will not turn to Josh Portis if Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) has to miss more time.

Charlie Whitehurst was terrible against the Browns, but the undrafted rookie Portis isn't ready yet. "He's got a long ways to go," Carroll said. "... He's not close to being ready to push for the job." Portis impressed in preseason action against third-stringers, but hasn't gotten any practice reps all season. Whitehurst will start against the Bengals if Jackson can't play.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 08:05:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he will not bring in another quarterback even if Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) can't play after the bye.

If Jackson sits in Week 7, undrafted rookie Josh Portis will serve as Charlie Whitehurst's backup. "Josh Portis is here to play," Carroll said. "Josh is a very talented kid, and if he's in the No. 2 spot, I'm going to get him ready to play. I'm not going to have any hesitation putting him in the game."
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 12:15:00 PM

According to the Everett Herald, the Seahawks are "excited" about undrafted rookie QB Josh Portis.

And this was even before his coming-out party Thursday night. Coming off the bench behind Tarvaris Jackson and Check-down Charlie Whitehurst, Portis completed 5-of-9 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown, scrambling for seven more yards. He led two touchdown drives. Portis has a quick delivery and looked accurate against third-stringers. Keep an eye out in Dynasty leagues.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 03:50:00 PM

Seahawks agreed to terms with former California University (PA) QB Josh Portis.

Portis is best known for the brief time he logged at University of Florida and University of Maryland. The talented but legally troubled 24-year-old dominated Division II schools in 2010 to the tune of 3,870 total offensive yards and 36 touchdowns. He'll try to latch on as a third string quarterback.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 10:21:00 AM

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10Nate Enderle
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12Ryan Katz
13Colby Cameron
14Kyle Padron
15James Vandenberg
16Mike Hermann
17Nathan Stanley
18Dalton Williams
19Matt Brown
20Caleb TerBush
21Tim Jenkins
22Dayne Crist
23Pat White
24Collin Klein
25Alex Carder
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Jalen Parmele
10Lance Ball
11Brandon Saine
12Shaun Draughn
13Terrance Ganaway
14Zach Brown
15D.J. Harper
16Jordan Roberts
17Jawan Jamison
18Stefphon Jefferson
19Deonte Williams
20Quentin Hines
21De'Leon Eskridge
22Armond Smith
23Javarris James
24Darren Evans
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Brit Miller
7Braden Wilson
8Owen Marecic
9Dorson Boyce
10Owen Schmitt
11Ben Bartholomew
12Ryan Roberson
13Jonathan Amosa
14Rupert Bryan
15Eddie Williams
16Jon Hoese
17Ben Guidugli
18Nate Eachus
19Jourdan Brooks
20Devonte Campbell
21Ryan D'Imperio
22Brock Bolen
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2Laurent Robinson
3Earl Bennett
4Titus Young
5Jabar Gaffney
6Devery Henderson
7Greg Childs
8Richard Goodman
9Ben Obomanu
10Brian Tyms
11Kevin Hardy
12LaRon Byrd
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Robby Toma
16Carlin Isles
17Marcus Jackson
18Roy Roundtree
19Nicholas Johnson
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23David Gilreath
24Matt Willis
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Anthony Armstrong
28Charly Martin
29Johnathan Haggerty
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Jordan White
32Courtney Roby
33Diondre Borel
34Chastin West
35Julius Pruitt
36Mardy Gilyard
37Cole McKenzie
38Jamal Miles
39Rashad Evans
40Sam McGuffie
41Tyrone Goard
42Bert Reed
43Brandon Carswell
44Joseph Anderson
45Erik Highsmith
46Chip Reeves
47Terrell Sinkfield
48Jheranie Boyd
49Eric Rogers
50Rashaad Carter
51Demetrius Fields
52Scott Pillar
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2Davone Bess
3Braylon Edwards
4Kerry Meier
5Chad Hall
6Brian Robiskie
7Mohamed Massaquoi
8Donald Jones
9Jordan Shipley
10Brandon Banks
11Raymond Radway
12Darius Hanks
13Derek Hagan
14Steve Breaston
15Donte' Stallworth
16Robert Gill
17Brandon Collins
18Tray Session
19Martel Moore
20Michael Jenkins
21David Ball
22Devin Aromashodu
23David Douglas
24Jeff Fuller
25Nicholas Edwards
26Duke Calhoun
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Jarett Dillard
29Tim Toone
30Terrence Austin
31Deon Butler
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Ronald Johnson
35Perez Ashford
36Jason Thompson
37Omarius Hines
38Anthony Amos
39R.J. Webb
40Andrew Helmick
41Michael Calvin
42Taveon Rogers
43Dale Moss
44Devin Goda
45Early Doucet
46Patrick Crayton
47Rodrick Rumble
48Andrew DePaola
49Jerry Johnson
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2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
4Earl Bennett
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2Randy McMichael
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Tommy Gallarda
9Daniel Graham
10Billy Bajema
11Jamie Childers
12Steve Watson
13Dallas Walker
14Ben Cotton
15David Rolf
16Joe Sawyer
17Dominique Curry
18Visanthe Shiancoe
19Colin Cloherty
20Dan Gronkowski
21Martin Rucker
22Richard Quinn
23Hayden Smith
24Nelson Rosario
25Brody Eldridge
26Dedrick Epps
27Jamie McCoy
28Tim Biere
29Cameron Graham
30Alex Silvestro
31Jake O'Connell
32Evan Moore
33Isaiah Stanback
34Dominique Jones
35Evan Landi
36Taylor Cook
37Travis Tannahill
38Chase Clement
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3Havard Rugland
4Austin Signor
5Morgan Lineberry
6Brett Baer
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