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Seahawks sign quarterback Austin Davis, release Jake Heaps

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The Seattle Seahawks have indeed signed a quarterback, and it’s not Colin Kaepernick (in case the headline didn’t clue you in). Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Austin Davis (and also say goodbye again to Jake Heaps).

The Seahawks added depth at quarterback Monday, signing former Rams, Browns and Broncos quarterback Austin Davis. To make room on the team’s 90-man roster, quarterback Jake Heaps was released.

Davis will be added to the backup quarterback competition that currently includes Trevone Boykin, last year’s No. 2 QB.

Davis was the other quarterback who had visited the Seahawks over a week ago, along with Kaepernick. Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that for now, the team wasn’t going to sign the former 49ers starter. While there were rumors that Kaepernick and the Seahawks couldn’t come to terms because of money, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio (I know, I know) reports that this wasn’t the case.

The 28-year-old Davis didn’t throw a single regular season pass last season for the Denver Broncos and hasn’t seen playing time since he started for the Cleveland Browns in week 17 of the 2015 campaign. Most of Davis’ snaps came in 2014 with the St. Louis Rams, including the ever-annoying 28-26 win over the Seahawks, which Davis started and went 17-of-20 for 155 yards, 2 touchdowns, with no turnovers or sacks. Fisherball’d. Davis has otherwise appeared in thirteen games, amassing ten total starts, completing 236-of-378 passes (62.43%) for 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

It should also be noted that Trevone Boykin’s hearing to revoke his probation is tomorrow (Tuesday, June 6th), so that’s something to keep an eye on in addition to Monday’s acquisition of Davis.