Seahawks waive backup QB Josh Portis

Seahawks waive backup QB Josh Portis

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Quarterback Josh Portis #2 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 30, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 11:11 AM

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have waived backup quarterback Josh Portis a day after news surfaced of his arrest for driving under the influence earlier this month.

The Seahawks announced the decision to cut Portis Tuesday morning. Portis was on the field and an active participant during the Seahawks' first OTA workout Monday.

Portis was arrested on investigation of driving under the influence May 5 and faces a court arraignment next week. Portis was pulled over for driving 80 mph in a 60 mph zone on Interstate 90. The arresting officer wrote Portis performed poorly in field sobriety tests and later registered .092 and .078 in breath tests. The legal limit in Washington state is .08.

Portis was in his second stint with the Seahawks. He was re-signed by Seattle in early April after they traded Matt Flynn to Oakland.

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