RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks turned to a familiar name to try and add depth at quarterback, signing former practice squad quarterback Josh Portis to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
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Seattle had tendered a one-year qualifying offer to McDonald, who chose to sign and return as Seattle's backup nose tackle.
Finding a backup quarterback for starter Russell Wilson is now an offseason priority for the Seahawks after trading Matt Flynn to Oakland earlier this week. Bringing back Portis makes sense, although the Seahawks are likely to look for additional options. Portis was on Seattle's practice squad for the entire 2012 season before being released in late November. He had signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in March.
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