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Report: Seahawks plan to bring back Josh Portis

By Brady Henderson

With only one quarterback on their roster after trading Matt Flynn to the Raiders, the Seahawks are reportedly bringing back a familiar face.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports via Twitter the Seahawks plan to re-sign Josh Portis, who spent part of last season on the practice squad before he was released.

Portis, 25, hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game, so his addition by no means fills the backup quarterback void for the Seahawks. But they’re adding him to the mix, apparently still intrigued by his rocket arm, athleticism and the promise he showed during the 2011 preseason.

The Seahawks signed Portis, 25, as an undrafted free agent out of California (Pa.) in 2011. He spent that season as Seattle’s third quarterback but didn’t make the team out of training camp the following summer as the Seahawks decided to only keep two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. Portis was added to the practice squad and released in November.

Portis signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts last month.