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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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Thad Lewis
5Josh Portis
6John Skelton
7Tyler Thigpen
8Caleb Hanie
9Vince Young
10Brady Quinn
11Kevin Kolb
12David Carr
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Tim Tebow
15Ryan Lindley
16Jordan Rodgers
17Bryn Renner
18Jeff Mathews
19Logan Kilgore
20Ryan Katz
21Colby Cameron
22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
25Nathan Stanley
26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Chase Rettig
34Tommy Rees
35Brock Jensen
36Trent Edwards
37Pat White
38Dennis Dixon
39John Parker Wilson
40Jerrod Johnson
41Adam Weber
42Nate Enderle
43Nick Stephens
44Alex Tanney
45Collin Klein
46Rusty Smith
47Keith Price
48Kory Faulkner
49Alex Carder
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Edwin Baker
12Alvester Alexander
13Tauren Poole
14Jewel Hampton
15Zach Brown
16Brandon Saine
17D.J. Harper
18Tim Cornett
19Isaac Redman
20Lance Ball
21Javarris James
22Darren Evans
23Delone Carter
24Anthony Allen
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
28Tim Flanders
29Terrance Cobb
30Jordan Roberts
31Orwin Smith
32Armond Smith
33Cierre Wood
34Stefphon Jefferson
35Ronnie Wingo
36Deonte Williams
37Bradley Randle
38Quentin Hines
39De'Leon Eskridge
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
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Zach Boren
10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Dorson Boyce
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Roosevelt Nix
16James Baker
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
19Stephen Campbell
20J.C. Copeland
21Chad Young
22Kadeem Jones
23Chad Abram
24Alex Debniak
25Ryan Roberson
26Jonathan Amosa
27Rupert Bryan
28Cameron White
29Ryan D'Imperio
30Eddie Williams
31Jon Hoese
32Ben Guidugli
33Nate Eachus
34Jourdan Brooks
35Devonte Campbell
36Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Lamont Bryant
7Taulib Ikharo
8Erik Lora
9Ryan Whalen
10Terrence Toliver
11Juron Criner
12Greg Childs
13Kevin Hardy
14Tim Benford
15Ben Obomanu
16Richard Goodman
17Devery Henderson
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Tiquan Underwood
23Charly Martin
24Marcus Jackson
25Kamar Jorden
26Nicholas Johnson
27Jordan White
28Chris Summers
29Chandler Jones
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Robby Toma
32Carlin Isles
33Skye Dawson
34Jonathan Krause
35Jeremy Kelley
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Roy Roundtree
39Johnathan Haggerty
40Jon Baldwin
41Sam McGuffie
42Tyrone Goard
43Erik Highsmith
44Chip Reeves
45Cole McKenzie
46Jamal Miles
47Rashad Evans
48T.J. Moe
49Jasper Collins
50Kevin Smith
51Quintin Payton
52Wilson Van Hooser
53C.J. Goodwin
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Demetrius Fields
59Scott Pillar
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Kadron Boone
63LaQuan Williams
64Diondre Borel
65Bert Reed
66Brandon Carswell
67Joseph Anderson
68Julius Pruitt
69Mardy Gilyard
70Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Anthony Armstrong
3Davone Bess
4Kerry Meier
5Jordan Shipley
6Jacoby Ford
7Donald Jones
8Brandon Banks
9Kealoha Pilares
10Raymond Radway
11Earl Bennett
12Mohamed Massaquoi
13Steve Breaston
14Donte' Stallworth
15Eric Page
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
18Aaron Mellette
19Robert Gill
20David Douglas
21Brandon Collins
22Tray Session
23Jeff Fuller
24Alec Lemon
25Lamaar Thomas
26Martel Moore
27Nicholas Edwards
28Dominique Croom
29Eric Thomas
30Greg Hardin
31Chris Harper
32Michael Jenkins
33David Ball
34Devin Aromashodu
35Jarett Dillard
36Armon Binns
37Tommy Streeter
38Isaiah Williams
39Tim Toone
40Duke Calhoun
41David Reed
42Terrence Austin
43Roberto Wallace
44Bobby Sewall
45Ronald Johnson
46Tori Gurley
47Deon Butler
48Darius Reynaud
49Early Doucet
50Patrick Crayton
51Micah Hatfield
52Tony Washington
53Jaz Reynolds
54Alex Neutz
55Kelsey Pope
56Anthony McClung
57Jordan Harris
58Jason Thompson
59Omarius Hines
60Gerrard Sheppard
61Rashad Ross
62Andy Cruse
63Anthony Amos
64R.J. Webb
65Andrew Helmick
66Weston Dressler
67Chris Boyd
68Perez Ashford
69Rodrick Rumble
70Ryan Spadola
71Jerry Johnson
72Joe Adams
73Devon Wylie
74Marvin McNutt
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
77Mike Willie
78Michael Calvin
79Taveon Rogers
80Andrew DePaola
81James Shaw
82Devin Goda
83Brandon Kaufman
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Aaron Hernandez
2Adam Nissley
3Danny Noble
4Randy McMichael
5Leonard Pope
6Tony Scheffler
7David Thomas
8Kevin Boss
9Daniel Graham
10Jamie Childers
11Andrew Szczerba
12Steve Watson
13Billy Bajema
14D.J. Williams
15Tommy Gallarda
16Sean McGrath
17Jake Byrne
18Konrad Reuland
19Dominique Curry
20Tom Crabtree
21Brody Eldridge
22Nate Byham
23Dedrick Epps
24Nelson Rosario
25Joe Sawyer
26Matt Furstenburg
27Ben Cotton
28David Rolf
29Hayden Smith
30Justin Jones
31Joel Dreessen
32Martin Rucker
33Dan Gronkowski
34Colin Cloherty
35Kevin Brock
36Ben Hartsock
37Visanthe Shiancoe
38Evan Moore
39Travis Beckum
40Richard Quinn
41Jake O'Connell
42Isaiah Stanback
43Brian Wozniak
44Jerome Cunningham
45Evan Landi
46Taylor Cook
47Colin Anderson
48Travis Tannahill
49Chase Clement
50Adam Schiltz
51A.C. Leonard
52Joe Don Duncan
53Blake Annen
54Chase Dixon
55David Wright
56Tim Biere
57Ryan Otten
58Jamie McCoy
59Martell Webb
60Michael Higgins
61Alex Silvestro
62Brett Brackett
63Cameron Graham
K1Jay Feely
2Rob Bironas
3Garrett Hartley
4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
6Brandon Bogotay
7Havard Rugland
8Austin Signor
9Dustin Hopkins
10Morgan Lineberry
11Quinn Sharp
12Brett Baer
13Brett Maher
14Jose Maltos
15Adam Yates
16Zach Ramirez
17Carey Spear
18Michael Palardy
19Sergio Castillo
20Mitch Ewald
21Kevin Goessling