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Seahawks waive backup QB Josh Portis

Seahawks waive backup QB Josh Portis
Former Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Josh Portis passes Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football organized team activity workout in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - 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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