Hawks Sign Jackson, Release Johnson

(1090 The Fan / AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back a familiar face to compete for their backup quarterback job.

The Seahawks announced they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to compete with Brady Quinn for the backup role behind starter Russell Wilson.

Jackson won seven games for the Seahawks as their starting quarterback in 2011. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills during training camp last season when it became evident he would not win the starting job over Wilson and Matt Flynn.

The Bills released Jackson earlier this week after they added Kevin Kolb in free agency and selected E.J. Manuel in the first round of the NFL draft.

With the move, the Seahawks released quarterback Jerrod Johnson, an undrafted rookie who signed with Seattle in April. 

Johnson joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in early 2012, but was released before the season started. Prior to the Steel City, a similar situation happened to Johnson with the Philadelphia Eagles; He signed on July 26, 2011 but was released during training camp on August 18.

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