Tarvaris Jackson returning to the Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Seattle Seahawks, league sources confirmed Tuesday on a story first reported by Fox Sports.

Jackson, 32, has been Russell Wilson's back-up the last two seasons. He was the starting quarterback for the Seahawks in 2011 and is well respected by the players. Jackson played last year for $1.25 million, but was a free agent at the end of the year.

The Seahawks only other quarterback on the roster is R.J. Archer of William & Mary, but he never has played in an NFL game. B.J. Daniels, who was the team's third quarterback last year, has moved to wide receiver.