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Josh Portis | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5John Skelton
6Tim Tebow
7Josh Portis
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10David Carr
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14Nate Enderle
15John Parker Wilson
16Nick Stephens
17Tommy Rees
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Jordan Rodgers
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Collin Klein
34Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Brandon Saine
12D.J. Harper
13Tim Cornett
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Jawan Jamison
19Stefphon Jefferson
20Deonte Williams
21Bradley Randle
22Quentin Hines
23De'Leon Eskridge
24Javarris James
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Anthony Allen
28Damien Berry
29Richard Murphy
30William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16Devonte Campbell
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Alex Debniak
19Ryan Roberson
20Jonathan Amosa
21Rupert Bryan
22Eddie Williams
23Jon Hoese
24Ben Guidugli
25Nate Eachus
26Jourdan Brooks
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Kevin Hardy
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Greg Childs
9Brian Tyms
10Lance Lewis
11Lamont Bryant
12Ben Obomanu
13Devery Henderson
14Richard Goodman
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Emmanuel Arceneaux
17Matt Willis
18Brett Swain
19Chaz Schilens
20Ramses Barden
21Charly Martin
22Jeremy Kelley
23Sederrick Cunningham
24Zach Rogers
25Nicholas Johnson
26Jordan White
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Marcus Jackson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Chip Reeves
33Terrell Sinkfield
34Jheranie Boyd
35Eric Rogers
36Rashaad Carter
37Demetrius Fields
38Scott Pillar
39Diondre Borel
40Bert Reed
41Brandon Carswell
42Joseph Anderson
43Cole McKenzie
44Jamal Miles
45Rashad Evans
46Sam McGuffie
47Tyrone Goard
48Julius Pruitt
49Mardy Gilyard
50Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Chad Hall
5Donald Jones
6Jordan Shipley
7Steve Breaston
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Conner Vernon
18David Douglas
19Dominique Croom
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Martel Moore
23Nicholas Edwards
24Jeff Fuller
25Michael Jenkins
26Devin Aromashodu
27Jarett Dillard
28David Ball
29Duke Calhoun
30Tim Toone
31Terrence Austin
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Early Doucet
35Deon Butler
36Patrick Crayton
37Perez Ashford
38Rodrick Rumble
39Andrew DePaola
40Jason Thompson
41Omarius Hines
42Andy Cruse
43Anthony Amos
44R.J. Webb
45Andrew Helmick
46Alex Neutz
47Kelsey Pope
48Jordan Harris
49Dale Moss
50Devin Goda
51Brandon Kaufman
52Reggie Dunn
53Jerry Johnson
54Jared Green
55Michael Calvin
56Taveon Rogers
57David Gilreath
58Ronald Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Andrew Szczerba
11Steve Watson
12Fendi Onobun
13Tommy Gallarda
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Joel Dreessen
17Visanthe Shiancoe
18Konrad Reuland
19Dedrick Epps
20Colin Cloherty
21Dominique Curry
22Tom Crabtree
23Brody Eldridge
24Dan Gronkowski
25Martin Rucker
26Richard Quinn
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Hayden Smith
33Dominique Jones
34Matt Veldman
35Tim Biere
36Evan Landi
37Taylor Cook
38Travis Tannahill
39Chase Clement
40Joe Don Duncan
41David Wright
42Jake O'Connell
43Travis Beckum
44Evan Moore
45Jamie McCoy
46Alex Silvestro
47Cameron Graham
48Isaiah Stanback
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter