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Confirmed: Josh Portis arrested for DUI; RB Christine Michael Signs

Seahawks quarterback Josh Portis is running out of lives.

First reported by Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the third-year pro was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on May 5. Portis has an arraignment hearing scheduled at the Redmond courthouse scheduled for May 28.

According to the police report, a Washington State Patrol officer pulled Portis over at 9:26 p.m. on May 5 after observing him driving 80 miles per hour in a 60-mile-an-hour zone exiting the Mount Baker tunner heading eastbound on Interstate 90 in a 2008 Range Rover.

Per the report, Portis initially refused to take a breath test on site, but later submitted to two blood tests, registering a blood-alcohol concentration reading of .092 and .078. The legal limit in the state of Washington is .080. Portis has been charged with a gross misdemeanor.

Portis is in a competition for the backup starting quarterback job with Brady Quinn and Jerrod Johnson. The 25-year-old signal caller was released from the practice squad last November, and then re-signed to the 90-man roster in April.

Also, the team announced that second-round draft selection Christine Michael has signed a multi-year deal, and tight end Darren Fells re-signed with the team.

Long snapper Adam Steiner, who the Seahawks claimed off waivers (Oakland) last week, was released this morning.

Cornerback Tharold Simon and offensive tackle Michael Bowie are the only draft picks that remain unsigned.

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