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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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PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Josh Portis
5Matt Simms
6Curtis Painter
7John Skelton
8Thad Lewis
9Ricky Stanzi
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Jordan Palmer
16Tyler Thigpen
17Caleb Hanie
18Garrett Gilbert
19Keith Wenning
20Brad Sorensen
21Seth Lobato
22Tim Tebow
23Logan Kilgore
24Jordan Rodgers
25Bryn Renner
26Brendon Kay
27Brett Smith
28James Franklin
29Chase Rettig
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Pat White
33Trent Edwards
34Nate Enderle
35John Parker Wilson
36Tyler Wilson
37Jerrod Johnson
38Adam Weber
39Nick Stephens
40G.J. Kinne
41Alex Tanney
42Ryan Katz
43Colby Cameron
44Kyle Padron
45James Vandenberg
46Mike Hermann
47Nathan Stanley
48Dalton Williams
49Matt Brown
50Caleb TerBush
51Tim Jenkins
52Dayne Crist
53Tajh Boyd
54Stephen Morris
55Collin Klein
56Rusty Smith
57Keith Price
58Alex Carder
59Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Alex Green
18Brandon Saine
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25Orleans Darkwa
26D.J. Harper
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Lance Ball
31Isaac Redman
32Ray Rice
33Javarris James
34Josh Vaughan
35Darren Evans
36Delone Carter
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Derrick Strozier
44Demitrius Bronson
45David Fluellen
46Roy Finch
47Tim Flanders
48Jordan Lynch
49George Atkinson III
50Zach Bauman
51Terrance Cobb
52Dominique Williams
53Cierre Wood
54Stefphon Jefferson
55Michael Hill
56Ronnie Wingo
57Kendall Gaskins
58Deonte Williams
59Bradley Randle
60Quentin Hines
61De'Leon Eskridge
62Armond Smith
63Tauren Poole
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Ray Agnew
10Toben Opurum
11Maurice Hagens
12Roosevelt Nix
13James Baker
14Quinn Johnson
15Harvey Unga
16Owen Marecic
17Shaun Chapas
18Dorson Boyce
19Eric Kettani
20Owen Schmitt
21Greg Jones
22Evan Rodriguez
23Collin Mooney
24Braden Wilson
25Zach Boren
26Lonnie Pryor
27Jordan Campbell
28Ben Bartholomew
29Ina Liaina
30Stephen Campbell
31J.C. Copeland
32Chad Young
33Kadeem Jones
34Chad Abram
35Alex Debniak
36Ryan Roberson
37Jonathan Amosa
38Rupert Bryan
39Devonte Campbell
40Michael Zordich
41Jourdan Brooks
42Emil Igwenagu
43Nate Eachus
44Jon Hoese
45Ben Guidugli
46Eddie Williams
47Ryan D'Imperio
48Karl Williams
49Cameron White
50Nikita Whitlock
51Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Michael Preston
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Deonte Thompson
8Lamont Bryant
9Ryan Whalen
10Jamar Newsome
11Greg Childs
12Julian Talley
13Kevin Hardy
14Tim Benford
15Josh Bellamy
16LaRon Byrd
17Keenan Davis
18Kain Colter
19Solomon Patton
20Erik Lora
21Taulib Ikharo
22Terrence Toliver
23Ben Obomanu
24Richard Goodman
25Devery Henderson
26Johnathan Haggerty
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Emmanuel Arceneaux
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Robby Toma
37Carlin Isles
38Javontee Herndon
39Donte Foster
40Travis Labhart
41Seth Roberts
42Chandler Jones
43Marcus Lucas
44Will Murphy
45Skye Dawson
46Chad Bumphis
47Marcus Jackson
48Derek Moye
49Kamar Jorden
50Nicholas Johnson
51Jordan White
52Chris Summers
53Jeremy Kelley
54Sederrick Cunningham
55Zach Rogers
56Josh Lenz
57Dan Buckner
58Roy Roundtree
59Jonathan Krause
60Colin Lockett
61Kerry Taylor
62Kevin Smith
63Erik Highsmith
64Tyrone Goard
65Joseph Anderson
66Sam McGuffie
67Mark Harrison
68Cole McKenzie
69Jamal Miles
70Rashad Evans
71T.J. Moe
72Jasper Collins
73Brandon Carswell
74Jeremy Ebert
75Bert Reed
76Terrell Sinkfield
77Jheranie Boyd
78Eric Rogers
79Rashaad Carter
80Chip Reeves
81Mike Davis
82Cody Hoffman
83Kadron Boone
84Torrence Allen
85Quintin Payton
86Wilson Van Hooser
87C.J. Goodwin
88Seantavius Jones
89Andrew Peacock
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Julius Pruitt
93Mardy Gilyard
94Jon Baldwin
95LaQuan Williams
96Diondre Borel
97Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Marc Mariani
8Jordan Shipley
9Jacoby Ford
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Clyde Gates
13Austin Pettis
14Kealoha Pilares
15Mohamed Massaquoi
16Earl Bennett
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Eric Page
20Brittan Golden
21Chris Givens
22Darius Hanks
23Raymond Radway
24Da'Rick Rogers
25Aaron Mellette
26Robert Gill
27Donte' Stallworth
28Uzoma Nwachukwu
29Myles White
30Willie Snead
31Ryan Lankford
32Eric Thomas
33Lacoltan Bester
34L'Damian Washington
35Chris Matthews
36Nick Williams
37Charles Hawkins
38Alex Gillett
39Fred Williams
40Jeremy Gallon
41Greg Hardin
42Michael Jenkins
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Dominique Croom
46Emory Blake
47Chris Harper
48Lanear Sampson
49Alec Lemon
50Lamaar Thomas
51David Douglas
52Dale Moss
53Brandon Collins
54Tray Session
55Jeff Fuller
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58Jarett Dillard
59Dezmon Briscoe
60Isaiah Williams
61Duke Calhoun
62David Reed
63Tim Toone
64Roberto Wallace
65Bobby Sewall
66Terrence Austin
67Ronald Johnson
68Deon Butler
69Darius Reynaud
70Early Doucet
71Joe Adams
72Devon Wylie
73Marvin McNutt
74Kevin Elliott
75Jared Green
76Mike Willie
77Michael Calvin
78Taveon Rogers
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Devin Goda
82Ryan Spadola
83Jerry Johnson
84Tori Gurley
85Jason Thompson
86Perez Ashford
87Rodrick Rumble
88Brandon Kaufman
89Patrick Crayton
90Micah Hatfield
91Chris Boyd
92Weston Dressler
93Omarius Hines
94Gerrard Sheppard
95Andy Cruse
96Anthony Amos
97R.J. Webb
98Andrew Helmick
99Anthony McClung
100Jordan Harris
101Tony Washington
102Jaz Reynolds
103Austin Franklin
104Kelsey Pope
105Alex Neutz
106Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
TE1Danny Noble
2Adam Nissley
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10Mickey Shuler
11D.J. Williams
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Marcel Jensen
16Phillip Supernaw
17Jamie Childers
18David Paulson
19Sean McGrath
20Andrew Szczerba
21Steve Watson
22Justice Cunningham
23Matt Furstenburg
24Ben Cotton
25David Rolf
26Chris Pantale
27Nelson Rosario
28Jake Byrne
29Gerell Robinson
30Mike McNeill
31Hayden Smith
32Joe Sawyer
33Emmanuel Ogbuehi
34D.J. Tialavea
35Jacob Pedersen
36Dan Gronkowski
37Evan Wilson
38Anthony Denham
39Justin Jones
40Asa Watson
41Rashaun Allen
42Cameron Brate
43Brody Eldridge
44Nate Byham
45Zach Potter
46Colin Cloherty
47Martin Rucker
48Cameron Morrah
49Jeron Mastrud
50Steve Maneri
51Dominique Curry
52Konrad Reuland
53Allen Reisner
54Weslye Saunders
55Richard Gordon
56Dedrick Epps
57Joel Dreessen
58Ben Hartsock
59Visanthe Shiancoe
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Martell Webb
63Michael Higgins
64Alex Silvestro
65Cameron Graham
66Travis Beckum
67Richard Quinn
68Jake O'Connell
69Isaiah Stanback
70Evan Moore
71Morrell Presley
72Jerome Cunningham
73Brian Wozniak
74Justin Perillo
75Jake Murphy
76Erik Swoope
77Blake Annen
78Chase Dixon
79David Wright
80Dominique Jones
81Jason Schepler
82Chase Clement
83Adam Schiltz
84A.C. Leonard
85Rob Blanchflower
86Joe Don Duncan
87Andre Hardy
88Tim Biere
89Evan Landi
90Taylor Cook
91Colin Anderson
92Travis Tannahill
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Alex Henery
7Nate Freese
8Carey Spear
9Matt Szymanski
10Giorgio Tavecchio
11Derek Dimke
12Danny Hrapmann
13Brandon Bogotay
14Havard Rugland
15Austin Signor
16Dustin Hopkins
17Morgan Lineberry
18Quinn Sharp
19Brett Baer
20Chris Boswell
21Michael Palardy
22Sergio Castillo
23Mitch Ewald
24Kevin Goessling
25Brett Maher
26Jose Maltos
27Adam Yates
28Zach Ramirez
29Zach Hocker