5:09pm: The Seahawks officially announced that they have re-signed Jackson. To make room, defensive end Ryan Robinson was waived with an Achilles injury. Robinson has already cleared waivers and is now on Seattle’s IR.
3:22pm: The Seahawks have agreed to re-sign quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a source tells Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Jackson has served as Wilson’s backup for the last two years but has gone unsigned until now.
The 31-year-old Jackson earned $1.25MM in 2014, which was right around the middle of the pack in terms of backup quarterbacks. Earlier this month, Seattle moved quarterback B.J. Daniels to wide receiver, leaving just two QBs on their 90-man offseason roster. R.J. Archer, who spent time with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell in Minnesota, has limited NFL experience.
Jackson attempted just one pass in 2014 (a completion), but he’s started 34 games during his nine-year career, so he would offer valuable experience in the event Wilson was injured. The Alabama State alum visited the Dolphins in March before they re-signed Matt Moore, and was reportedly discussed internally by the Eagles early in the offseason.