Tavaris Jackson figures to stay with Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks and backup quarterback Tavaris Jackson are working towards a new deal reports Pro Football Talk.

Last season Jackson served as the backup to Russell Wilson and was only needed to lob 13 passes. At 31 the days of Jackson being considered for a starting role are gone but there are few backup jobs which are as cushiony as the one in Seattle.

Jackson, 30, first joined the Seahawks in 2011 and spent a season as the quarterback before being shipped to Buffalo as the Seahawks drafted Wilson and traded for Matt Flynn. After the Bills cut him he returned to be Wilson’s backup last season.

Last season Jackson appeared in three games completing 10-of-13 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. He also recorded a rushing touchdown.