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June 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Seahawk practice over —- Jackson still not signed, but still apparently on his way to battle with Quinn for backup spot

The Seahawks have wrapped up their last mini-camp practice, with the team now taking off until training camp starts in late July.

There was no sign of Tarvaris Jackson at practice as the work on getting him signed is still ongoing,

But coach Pete Carroll said the plan is to bring in Jackson and have him compete with Brady Quinn for the backup job behind Russell Wilson.

“It’s not complete yet. but if we can get T-Jack to come back to us we are going to try to get that done,” Carroll said. “I think its a great boost for us in a competitive sense. We thought of Tarvaris as a tremendously tough football player and a competitive kid that battled for us and we are a little better than we were in those days so we bring him back with the thought that he will make this a really competitive situation. He will compete with Brady and that will be a really good battle for us to see what happens at that spot. Russell is our quarterback. there is no question about that. But if Tarvaris comes back in he understands the system, we are very familiar with him, he is comfortable with the settings and surroundings.”

And Carroll emphasized that bringing Jackson back would not be a reflection on Quinn, saying he has been “near perfect” in what he has done since signing in April.

“Brady has done a fine job,” Carroll said. “But it just makes us that much stronger and it goes to the depth that you have competing at the spots. It just makes you better when guys are battling, so that’s really what the thought is all about. … we are seizing the opportunity that one of our guys is out there and we can bring him back in and he will¬† be able to help us.”

In other news. …

— Carroll said RB Robert Turbin had a sore foot that caused him to sit out the last two days but that it is not serious and he will be ready for training camp.

— CB Walter Thurmond missed the practice attending a personal event.

— DE Cliff Avril got on the field for about a dozen plays or so, his most action yet while battling a foot injury. Carroll said that was a good sign that he will be ready for training camp.

— Carroll said the two main injury concerns heading into the off-season remain DE Chris Clemons and OG James Carpenter, each rehabbing knee issues. He said again he thinks Carpenter can be ready for the start of training camp. Clemons is harder to read but also could be ready for the start of the season. Everyone else should be able to be ready for the start of training camp.

—¬† Owner Paul Allen attended the practice.

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