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Michael Vick among backup QB options available for the Seahawks

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Savage: Seahawks should look to Vick as backup (1:05)

Phil Savage believes that the Seahawks need to address their backup quarterback situation and thinks Michael Vick would be a good fit to play behind Russell Wilson. Jim Trotter says Seattle doesn't need to focus on their backup quarterback. (1:05)

The Seattle Seahawks were one of the teams to put in a waiver claim for quarterback Connor Shaw, according to Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate.

Shaw was cut by the Cleveland Browns and landed on the Chicago Bears, but he drew interest from multiple teams, including the New Orleans Saints.

The note is a reminder that the Seahawks are in the market for backup quarterback help. Their primary option right now is Trevone Boykin, but the team might not be comfortable going with a rookie undrafted free agent behind Russell Wilson.

Tarvaris Jackson was thought to be a possibility, but he faces off the field issues stemming from an alleged aggravated assault incident with a deadly weapon. Jackson has been the Seahawks' backup quarterback for the past three seasons.

Wilson has never missed a game or even a practice, but the Seahawks have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations this season. Like every other team, that means tying up any and all loose ends on the 53-man roster.

One name brought up recently by ESPN analyst Phil Savage was Michael Vick.

"I look for Michael Vick to be in the mix," Savage said. "To me, he would really fit this team in terms of the mobility, what he brings to the table, and he'd be a veteran presence behind Russell Wilson."

Vick, 36, played in five games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes but averaged just 5.62 yards per attempt. Vick threw two touchdowns and was intercepted once. He also ran 20 times for 99 yards.

As teams continue to make personnel moves, other names could surface as well. And it'd be no surprise if the Seahawks' eventual backup is a player who is not currently on their roster.