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Tarvaris Jackson re-signs with Seahawks for another year

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Unsurprisingly, Jackson is coming back to Seattle.

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The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, as expected, according to Mike Garafolo. Jackson has spent three months on the free agent market without much attention, save for a visit to Miami that ultimately ended with the Dolphins signing Josh Freeman instead.

Now Jackson looks primed to spend his fourth season in Seattle, knowing that he won't get a chance to start unless something terribly, horribly wrong happens.

Jackson went 7-7 as the starter in 2011, but showed promise over the second half of the year. It wasn't enough promise to keep the Seahawks from signing Matt Flynn and drafting Russell Wilson, but they traded him to the Buffalo Bills, where it seemed he'd have a chance to compete for a job. He didn't, and now he is 11-of-14 for 151 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the last three seasons combined.

This move pushes R.J. Archer to the third-string after they officially moved B.J. Daniels to wide receiver.

Jackson turned 32 in April.