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Report: Josh Portis headed back to Seattle

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are expected to bring back Josh Portis. He was released from the practice squad two days after the team’s 24-21 loss at Miami on Nov. 25.

The Seahawks signed Portis out of California (Pa.) as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011. At 6-3 and 213 pounds, Portis is a rangy athlete who showed promise during preseason play, finishing 10 of 24 for 124 yards and a touchdown pass in two exhibition appearances in 2011 as a rookie. Portis also ran 10 times for 51 yards.

Portis, 25, spent his rookie season on Seattle’s 53-man roster, and was active for one game against Cleveland, serving as the backup for Charlie Whitehurst when Tarvaris Jackson could not play because of a pectoral injury.