Tarvaris Jackson officially signed to compete for Seattle’s backup quarterback job after the team ended its mini-camp session in June and broke for the summer. So he didn’t meet the media in Seattle to explain his thoughts on what happened in Buffalo — where he was cut without ever playing in a game — and deciding to re-sign with the Seahawks, for whom he started in 2011.
Jackson, though, did speak recently to his hometown newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, saying the last two years — being waived by the Seahawks near the end of training camp and then in Buffalo without playing — has shown him the harsher reality of the sport.
“I found out the hard way, it’s a business,” he said. “It had always been football first for me, but now it’s kind of shown me the business part of the NFL. That’s what I signed up for, so I can’t really complain. I just have to do my job, collect my check and keep this going the best I can.”
Jackson also made clear that Seattle’s chances for success this year helped influence his decision to return to the Seahawks.
“I know the city, and I’m with a good team,” he said. “We know we can win every game we play. At Buffalo, it was a little different. We were an up-and-coming team trying to find ourselves. They released me on a Monday (in June). I worked out, I left and came back home and the Bills called me back up there and told me they were releasing me. My agent asked me, ‘Tarvaris, who do you have in mind?’ I said, ‘I want to go back to Seattle.’ ”
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— The Seahawks are No. 4 in Pro Football Talk’s pre-season ratings;
— The Sporting News picks the Seahawks to win the NFC West and has a lengthy preview of the team;
— ESPN.com’s Mike Sando summarizes Jim Harbaugh’s comments Monday about the Seahawks and Adderall;
— Sando also has his daily look around the NFC West;
— MyNorthwest.com breaks down the top five biggest risks the Seahawks have taken over the last three years;
— Seahawks.com also reports on Jacob Green’s golf tournament;
— SportsonEarth ranks every NFL training camp and has Seattle at No. 11;
— Finally, here’s some audio from KJR-AM of an interview with Hugh Millen and what he will be looking for when camp begins Thursday.