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August 31, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Seahawks release Brady Quinn, Tarvaris Jackson to be backup QB

In what is no surprise, the Seahawks have released quarterback Brady Quinn, meaning the team will keep just two QBs, with Tarvaris Jackson the backup to starter Russell Wilson.

Quinn Tweeted two statements about his release:

https://twitter.com/BQ9/status/373901166226448384

https://twitter.com/BQ9/status/373901395017359360

Quinn was signed in April to be the backup QB to Wilson after the trade of Matt Flynn to Oakland.

But the team then signed Jackson — the starter in 2011 and a respected leader in the locker room — after he was released by Buffalo in June.

Many regarded it as a foregone conclusion that Jackson would win the backup QB job, though coach Pete Carroll insisted there was open competition.

If there was, however, Jackson undoubtedly won it as he finished the exhibition season with a quarterback rating of 131.4, best in the NFL, throwing for three touchdowns and no interceptions.

While Quinn had a solid QB rating of 97.6, completing 22-of-38 passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, he also didn’t appear to be quite as good a fit for some of the zone read aspects of Seattle’s offense.

There are also Twitter reports that Seattle has cut tight end Darren Fells, which also wouldn’t be a surprise. He would be a prime practice squad candidate, however.

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