Russell Wilson is expected to suit up for the Seahawks on Sunday, but his recent ankle injury served to expose just how thin Seattle is at quarterback behind its starter. As such, the club has kept in “direct contact” with free agent signal-caller Tarvaris Jackson, a source tells Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, although no signing appears imminent.
Jackson, 33, wasn’t charged following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife in June, but he might not be out of the woods in terms of NFL discipline. The league declined to broach the topic with Marvez, and wouldn’t comment as to whether Jackson might face a suspension. Meanwhile, a source tells the Sporting News scribe that Jackson has told the Seahawks he’s been cleared, but Seattle hasn’t corroborated that with the league.
The Seahawks are currently rolling with undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin as Wilson’s backup, so the club could obviously be in the market for a more experienced option. Jackson had been with Seattle for the past four of the past five seasons, but he hasn’t seen serious action since starting 14 games in 2011. Wilson hasn’t missed a single game during his career, so Jackson has only attempted 20 passes over the past three years.
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