Earlier reports indicating Tarvaris Jackson has reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks are now being confirmed, and the former Vikings quarterback will reportedly make it official and sign on the dotted line on Friday. Thanks to the NFL lockout, free agency is a bit different this year: Teams are allowed to negotiate with players beginning on Tuesday, but players cannot make it official and sign a contract until Friday. From all indications, though, Jackson will sign on the dotted line as soon as the league begins accepting contracts.
The news comes from Danny O'Neil, who earlier said the Seahawks and Jackson were hammering out the last few details of an agreement.
#Seahawks have reached an agreement with Tarvaris Jackson per a league source. He will sign with the team Friday.
But the Seahawks may be done. According to reports, Matt Leinart is still in play, and may yet end up in a Seahawks uniform, reunited with former USC coach Pete Carroll. For now, it appears the Seahawks are content to make small moves at quarterback, positioning themselves to find a quarterback of the future in 2012, either through the draft or free agency. With a barren quarterback market, it's hard to fault them.
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