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Report: Seahawks keeping tabs on quarterback Tarvaris Jackson

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With Russell Wilson at least limited in practice this week with an ankle injury, the Seahawks clearly need some help beyond rookie Trevone Boykin.

There does happen to be a guy who is both knowledgeable in their system and available, but the fact he’s not already in Seattle likely speaks volumes.

According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, the Seahawks have “kept in direct contact” with free agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, though a signing doesn’t appear imminent. Jackson apparently told the team he had been cleared by the league in connection with this summer’s arrest on since-dismissed domestic violence charges, though the team hasn’t confirmed that with the league.

The league declined comment as to whether he’d be eligible.

Jackson was arrested in June on charges of threatening his wife with a gun. That was the incident in which she taunted him with his 59.6 career completion percentage by saying: “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.” Those charges have since been dismissed.

But the league can still conduct its own investigation and punish players, as it did with Giants kicker Josh Brown, who is back this week after a one-game suspension.

Of course, the Seahawks might decide that Jackson is simply not worth the trouble, despite the fact he’d walk in the door ready to help. He’s been Wilson’s backup the last three seasons, and started for them before Wilson arrived.

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4 Responses to “Report: Seahawks keeping tabs on quarterback Tarvaris Jackson”
  1. blackula72 says: Sep 13, 2016 8:49 AM

    If the charges were dropped and the NFL cleared him Seattle should sign him Boykin seemed to regress as the preseason progressed. Can someone please interview his wife. Someone has to ask her about her alleged all time great comment about his accuracy.

  2. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Sep 13, 2016 11:08 AM

    Please God no. Worst QB in the history of the NFL

  3. hawksfanallday says: Sep 13, 2016 11:48 AM

    Might need to. That pick 6 in preseason game against Vikings had me scared for him going into a 6-3 slugfest. Glad Russell stayed in

  4. quiller4 says: Sep 13, 2016 3:52 PM

    Seahawks don’t need him. Wilson will play Sunday and they just added Heaps to the practice squad to relieve Wilson of some of the practice burden.

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